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Discussion in 'Tools programming' started by Vector, 3/8/07.

  1. Vector

    Vector

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    N34 2.33968 to N34022038
    W118 45.87801 to W118455268


    This value N34 2.33968 appears to be decimal minutes.
    This value N34022038 I have now idea what it means.
  2. fredneck

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    Yes, easy. ;)

    The first portion is degrees and minutes with a decimal portion of the minutes...N34 degrees, 2 minutes and the remainder is .33968 multiplied by 60 gives you the number of seconds...so N34 02 minutes, 20.38 seconds.

    The same with the W coordinates.

    Remember: degrees minutes, seconds - 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in a degree.
  3. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    So just for the clarity, the second format is actually DD MM SS.ss format, but then written without spaces in between or dots. So it is:

    N34022038 -> N34 02 20.38
    W118455268 -> W118 45 52.68

    The conversation has already been given above.
  4. Vector

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    Thanks all!
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