• From: "Robert Oelschlaeger" <roelschlaeger@xxxxxxxxx>
• To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 07:51:43 -0500

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Gale:
Another alternative is to recall that there are 60 seconds in a minute of
arc.

To convert 38 24' 09.64"N  91 01'09.57"W,
- divide the 9.64 seconds by 60 = 0.16066 minutes; round to 0.161
- divide the 9.57 seconds by 60 = 0.15950 minutes; round to 0.159 or 0.160
to get 38° 24.161' N, 91° 01.160'W

Bob (aka roelsch)

On 10/9/06, Gale R. Nie <showme69@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> -
> Thanks Jim for the input. And you're welcome.
> Gale
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <JimSGreene@xxxxxxx>
> To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 11:15 PM
>
>
> > -
> >
> > Gale,
> > 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
> > 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.
> >
> > Strider
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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
> > coordinates
> > 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
> > Gale
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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