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12/30/14 at 20:23:59
 
I always keep my GPS in N 38* 27.661 W 112* 14.128 terms. When you get a GPS on Google it gives it to you like this.
37.405671, -112.373649
How can I convert it into my terms. Do you have to change the units, install it then go back to the one you usually use? What units does Google use?
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Reply #1 - 12/30/14 at 20:44:43
 
The links below will take you to downloads of two simple programs that will convert coordinates between the various formats.


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Reply #2 - 12/30/14 at 21:26:42
 
You can always do it the hard way with math.  Remember angles:  360 degrees (full circle), 60 minutes (one degree), 60 seconds (one minute).  Your 37.405671 is decimal degrees:  37 degrees plus .405671 of one degree.  So 60 minutes (one degree) X .405671 = 24.34026 minutes.  In "your terms" then this would be 37* 24.34026'.  You can get seconds by multiplying 60 X .34026 which would give you 37*  24'  20.4156".  Does that make sense?
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Reply #3 - 12/31/14 at 11:31:54
 
Thank you guys. I knew someone on here would know the answer. I think I will go the easy way.
Thanks again. DON~~~
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Reply #4 - 12/31/14 at 18:03:55
 
If you're referring to Google Earth, click on "Tools" from the menu bar and select "Options." Under the "3D View" tab, check "Degrees, Decimal Minutes" in the "Show Lat/Long" box.
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Reply #5 - 01/02/15 at 13:42:45
 
m74me wrote on 12/30/14 at 21:26:42:
You can always do it the hard way with math. Remember angles: 360 degrees (full circle), 60 minutes (one degree), 60 seconds (one minute). Your 37.405671 is decimal degrees: 37 degrees plus .405671 of one degree. So 60 minutes (one degree) X .405671 = 24.34026 minutes. In "your terms" then this would be 37* 24.34026'. You can get seconds by multiplying 60 X .34026 which would give you 37* 24' 20.4156". Does that make sense?

Then I can divide the 20.41 by 60 and get .340 or
N 37* 24.340 W 112 22.418 which is what my GPS wants, which I where I want to go. Thanks again for my math lesson. DON~~~
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Reply #6 - 01/02/15 at 17:17:31
 
Yes, that is correct.  That just takes you back to the point after the first multiplication by 60 with degrees and decimal minutes.
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Reply #7 - 04/03/15 at 13:46:22
 
The easiest way is to change your Settings/Units to the input that the coordinates are in.  After you input the coordinates, then change it back to the units you like best .... the GPS does it all automatically .... No Math Required
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Reply #8 - 04/03/15 at 14:14:54
 
Rusty wrote on 04/03/15 at 13:46:22:
The easiest way is to change your Settings/Units to the input that the coordinates are in. After you input the coordinates, then change it back to the units you like best .... the GPS does it all automatically .... No Math Required

Couldn't agree more !!!   Wink
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