[GeoStL] Re: Question about coordinates on Google Earth

  • From: JimSGreene@xxxxxxx
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 00:15:31 EDT

 My Garmin doesn't quite use that format for coordinates, it only goes  to 
one decimal point at the end, not 2 like Google Earth. But you can set Google  
Earth to decimal degrees, and your GPS too. Just go to Tools in Google Earth,  
and then change coordinates in the Options tab. Then you can set your GPS back 
 to our regular format, and it will convert the coordinates automatically. 
 Great pictures from the last events, thanks.
In a message dated 10/9/2006 11:01:37 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
showme69@xxxxxxxx writes:
I can  read a map and use a GPS but when it comes to all the different 
formats for  coordinates, I'm lost.  When looking at Google Earth, the 
that show up at the bottom of the map indicating where the cursor is located  
shows up like this:   38 24' 09.64"N  91 01'09.57"W   Using the GPS that same 
spot would be:   N38  24.160  W091 01.159
My question is, what would be the easiest way to  take the coordinates from a 
spot on the map when using Google Earth and  convert it into the coordinates 
we use in our GPS?
What I'm wanting to do  is find a spot on Google Earth, place my cursor there 
and get the coordinates,  then convert them to the format the GPS uses, put 
them in my GPS and be able  to find that spot in the real world. I'd appreciate 
any help you guys can  offer. Thanks.


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