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I've got a Garmin Etrex I've used for geocaching for a while. I'm trying to input waypoints from a hiking website and I don't recognize the position format they are using. 36 17' 10.47" N 115 38' 46.47" W

 

I've tried a few different formats and none of them give me the right options to enter those waypoints as they are written. Can anyone help me figure out how to input them?

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I've got a Garmin Etrex I've used for geocaching for a while. I'm trying to input waypoints from a hiking website and I don't recognize the position format they are using. 36 17' 10.47" N 115 38' 46.47" W

 

I've tried a few different formats and none of them give me the right options to enter those waypoints as they are written. Can anyone help me figure out how to input them?

This format you show is degrees, minutes and seconds. You can convert them to degrees and decimal minutes. Check the preferences in Google Earth. I'm not sure about the Etrex, but most GPS's allow you to change to DMS for entry and then change them back to DDM later.

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