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Thread: Help me out with GPS coordinates:

  1. #1
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    Help me out with GPS coordinates:

    Look at the first few frames of this Hornet OSD: video.


    The GPS readout says : w07607.390 n4315.725

    I have not found a way to enter these into either google maps or google earth. (I really would like to find an app on the droid that would take them directly as read)
    I know there are convertors to convert decimal to min/seconds, but that did not seem to help.

    I know I only had two beers, but WTF am I doing wrong?
    Flying through the cash.

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    Well if anyone cares, it is backwards on the screen, and the 0 after the W is means negative. So it is really 43.15725 -76.07390. Weird that it is backward on the display?
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    Seems to me developers coding the software do not understand GPS co-ordinates themselves or why would it be displayed in such a odd fashion?

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    Weird also, the gps is off by 5 or 6 kilometers. At least it RTL's to the right spot, but I find it odd to be off by that magnitude. A more than 100 meters if it is not waas enabled, and 10 meters if waas was enabled. 5 or 6 kilometers? To me anyway (I use gps everyday at work) a weird magnitude.
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    deadstick:

    >The GPS readout says : w07607.390 n4315.725

    Looks like:

    West 076 07.390 North 43 15.725, (decimal minutes)the zero in front of the 76 only means there possibly 3 digits in the longitude. Is this close to your flying location?

    My experience has shown that if you see letters like "W" and "N", minus symbols or leading zeroes aren't used and visa versa.

    Using a minus, your data would read:
    "-07607.390 4315.725" The longitude being west of Greenwich is a minus value and the 43 is north of the equator, meaning a positive value.

    Hope this helps,
    Ron

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