# How to convert coordinates?

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I was playing around on Google Earth and placed a waypoint in the middle of some remote property I own in Oklahoma. I wanted to enter it into my GPS, but the notation is different, and when I use online conversion calculators, I wind up in China or Canada or somwhere else that I do not want to be.

These are the coordinates from Google Earth:

34°52'21.13"N 95° 9'2.47"W

How can I convert them to the Geocaching.com format so that I can enter it into my GPS?

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Just a suggestion: have you tried the conversion link that's on every geocache page, next to the coordinates? It's a very useful tool. I hope that's what you're looking for.

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I was playing around on Google Earth and placed a waypoint in the middle of some remote property I own in Oklahoma. I wanted to enter it into my GPS, but the notation is different, and when I use online conversion calculators, I wind up in China or Canada or somwhere else that I do not want to be.

These are the coordinates from Google Earth:

34°52'21.13"N 95° 9'2.47"W

How can I convert them to the Geocaching.com format so that I can enter it into my GPS?

Hmm, just replied in a different thread:

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...t&p=4245155

Except for #3 : Take the seconds portion (21.13", for example), divide it by 60, and append it to the minutes portion to give you decimal minutes.

In this example, 21.13 / 60 = 0.352, so coordinates = 34° 52.352'

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Thanks for the quick responses! I should be able to figure it out now.

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Why convert at all? You can figure GE to display the coordinates in several formats, including our favorite DD MM.MMM format.

Tools / Options

Then under Show Lat/Long, select "Degrees, decimal minutes".

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I was playing around on Google Earth and placed a waypoint in the middle of some remote property I own in Oklahoma. I wanted to enter it into my GPS, but the notation is different, and when I use online conversion calculators, I wind up in China or Canada or somwhere else that I do not want to be.

These are the coordinates from Google Earth:

34°52'21.13"N 95° 9'2.47"W

How can I convert them to the Geocaching.com format so that I can enter it into my GPS?

You can save yourself the hassle of converting and change the way Google Earth displays its coordinates.

I'm assuming you're on Windows. Got to Tools -> Options and in the 3D View tab (should be the first tab) select your choice in the Show Lat/Lon section.

Here, I've done a nice Paint job for you:

Edit: dadgum you ecanderson!!

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Edited by Great Scott!
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Edit: dadgum you ecanderson!!

Yeah, but you did the pretty picture!
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Why convert at all? You can figure GE to display the coordinates in several formats, including our favorite DD MM.MMM format.

Tools / Options

Then under Show Lat/Long, select "Degrees, decimal minutes".

THAT was the first clever answer!

GermanSailor

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Why convert at all? You can figure GE to display the coordinates in several formats, including our favorite DD MM.MMM format.

Tools / Options

Then under Show Lat/Long, select "Degrees, decimal minutes".

THAT was the first clever answer!

GermanSailor

Oh man, I was three minutes from being clever. I blame Paint...

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