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carregwen
04-09-2011, 13:06
Having trouble matching co-ordinates given for locations in forums with the format on my Garmin Satnav. My Satnav format choices are: ddd.ddddd (degrees) or ddd (degrees).mm.mmm' or
ddd (degrees).mm'ss.s'' (all 8 digits) whereas a member will post a co-ordinate as simply (e.g) 12.345678 and -1234567, both numbers having 8 digits. When I go to put a co-ordinate into my Satnav, in whichever format it only allows for 7 digits on the Norherly setting. Sorry to raise what is probably an old chestnut but I'm finding it very frustrating and any solutions would be most welcome.

Carregwen

Canalsman
04-09-2011, 23:28
Simple - just drop the last digit ...

carregwen
05-09-2011, 11:18
Many thanks. I knew it was blindingly obvious but for some reason couldn't see it. Should have been a bit more pationt & kept trying.
Carregwen


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