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Format for Longitude and Latitdue

Format for Longitude and Latitdue

iodaniell wrote:

For the boat launch area off of RT 286 (1198? Bethel Rd), Chesapeake City, MD 21915), I get coordinates (approximate):
39°31'33.5"N, 75°48'21.6"W
You can copy/paste those coordinates into Google Maps or  www.gmap-pedometer.com and it should show you the map point. At the least, the map should be centered on that coordinate when you zoom in.

Essexknight  wrote:

I rechecked my GPS way point And I read
  N39deg 31min,30sec
  W075deg,48min 17 sec
   These should put you a the parking lot.

I suggest that postings to the Forum use the simplest format for longitude and latitude - signed decimal pairs to 4 places.
39.5259, -75.8060  for the above boat ramp
Entries of such pairs into Google and other online maps will give best results.
   ==>Ride Start for 39.5259, -75.8060
The use of degree, minute, second characters are difficult for most keyboards.

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Re: Format for Longitude and Latitdue

How do I get a signed decimal Long/Lat values?

One easy way is to use the Google Maps beta Long/Lat tooltip.  See below for how Oregon Ridge Looks when tooltip is enabled.
http://i40.tinypic.com/ao11zo.jpg

If you have Google Earth then the Long/Lat and Elevation under the cursor is reported.

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Re: Format for Longitude and Latitdue

I can get the lat/long pairs via VZNavigator, too.  I use it to find ride starts all of the time. Once I scroll to the location that I want lat/long data for, I select that point, and have it send "Place Information" to my email address. In this case, what gets emailed to me (or, if I need to, email to someone else, like in case of emergency) is the the decimal point convention.

2013 mileage=12,169 miles;
2014 mileage=5,156 miles;
2015  mileage=6,200 miles;
2016 mileage=17,503 miles;

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