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04-16-2012, 01:44 PM
How do you get the GPS coordinates to display the same has Garmin? e.g.: N29 15.514 W90 44.084 instead of 29° 9'44.15"N 90°45'25.24"W?
04-16-2012, 02:16 PM
Try this: Options > 3D View > Show Lat/Long
Is that what you're looking for?
04-16-2012, 02:19 PM
Sure was, thanks.
04-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Or, you can change hte format your Garin display in. ;)
04-16-2012, 02:37 PM
What format are the cool kids using Birdman? Degrees, Decimal Minutes is what I have it and HP set to now.
A: Decimal Degrees
B: Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
C: Degrees, Decimal Minutes
D: Universal Transverse Mercator
04-16-2012, 02:53 PM
All the Garmin stuff comes defaulted to dd.mm.mmmm which is how I've been operating for the last few years, but I'm starting to think I'm going to switch.
I'm going to switch to: dd mm ss.s because for one thing it is just easier to say: "North 42 degrees, 32 minutes, 20.5 seconds" Than it is 42 degrees, 32 decimal 3334 minutes". I think it is also easier to read as well. Lastly, most of the new charts (Maptechs water proof chart kits) are coming out with dd mm ss markings on them (both on WP marks, and around the edge.
i've been wondering what everyone else uses....
Karl in NY
04-17-2012, 12:03 PM
I believe the USCG preference with position reporting is dd.mm.mmmm.
It would be most succinctly spoken as "42 dot 32 dot 3334" in common parlance.
No ordinals (N,E,S,W) or +/- would be given since if you're in VHF range, they would probably figure out that you're not calling from the Indian Ocean or the Mekong Delta...
04-18-2012, 07:26 AM
I thought the CG in my area ussually gives postions in dd mm ss.s if I'm not mistaken. They say "decimal", not "dot". ;)
And that is what the Notice to Mariners postions are formated as as well.