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[aprssig] OBJ engine on APRS-IS (lat/long format)

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Feb 24 17:49:56 UTC 2012


On 2/24/2012 12:23 PM, Charles Blackburn wrote:
> Ok so just present dms to the user on anything that gets sent, that's fine I
> want to get the functionality in first and worry about the cosmetics later
> :P
>
> charlie
>
>


It's NOT DMS (Degrees-Minutes-Seconds)!

It's the GPS standard of DDMM.mm  (Degrees, Minutes and decimal Minutes)   APRS 
just uses the lat/long values as-is the way they come out of a standard 
NMEA-compatible GPS.

Note that there is a delimiter of "period" between the whole and decimal part 
of minutes, but not between the degrees and minutes.






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