[aprssig] Lat Lon converter

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Tue Apr 4 20:13:16 CDT 2006

On Apr 4, 2006, at 7:46 PM, Bogdan, Rick wrote:
> I have a weather program that requires the Lat/Lon in this format:   
> XX.XXXXX Lat and XX.XXXXX Long.  I know of some converters, but  
> haven't found one to convert to this format. Any ideas?
Grab a calculator or even a pencil.

Assuming you have the lat long in ddmmss, just divide ss by 60, add  
the result to the minutes and divide by 60, then add that result to  
degrees to get decimal degrees.

If you've got decimal minutes dd mm.mm, just divide the minutes by 60  
and add to the degrees.

60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in a degree.


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