# Changing coordinate type

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I need some assistance.

I have a set of coordinates I was given:

+39° 46' 35.76", -121° 44' 29.93"

How do I translate that into something my GPS understands:

(xx.xx.xxx, xxx.xx.xxx)

Thanks!!

Fairly easy.

Fairly easy.

I don't want to change the setting (datum) on my GPSr...I just need to know how to translate the given coordinates to the standard used for geocaching on this site so I can enter the coordinates into my GPSr

Edited by Ed & Julie

I need some assistance.

I have a set of coordinates I was given:

+39° 46' 35.76", -121° 44' 29.93"

How do I translate that into something my GPS understands:

(xx.xx.xxx, xxx.xx.xxx)

Thanks!!

I'm slightly confused by your GPSr coordinate format: is that DD MM.mm or something completely different? If it is DD MM.mm then just do the following:

1) Divide the seconds (those with a " after the number) for each coordinate by 60.

2) Add this number to the minutes of each coordinate (those with a ' after the number).

3) There you have DD MM.mm.

[ 4) If required, the + is either North or East, whilst the - is either South or West ]

Or perhaps I'm missing the point?

EDIT: Just seen that you actually have 1000's of finds - has something messed up on your GPSr? Something doesn't quite add up here...!!

Edited by tiiiim

You could change the default on your GPS to match the gc website style.

There's a link on every cache page on GC.com for "other conversions" it's just to the right of the coordinates

http://www.geocaching.com/wpt/?lat=27.4&am...33&detail=1

Link above is for the cache I own. You can use it, or any other, just fill in the form with your coords in your format, and it will convert for you.

I need some assistance.

I have a set of coordinates I was given:

+39° 46' 35.76", -121° 44' 29.93"

How do I translate that into something my GPS understands:

(xx.xx.xxx, xxx.xx.xxx)

Thanks!!

http://markwell.us/geofaq.htm#Convert

I have a set of coordinates I was given:

+39° 46' 35.76", -121° 44' 29.93"

How do I translate that into something my GPS understands:

(xx.xx.xxx, xxx.xx.xxx)

N 39° 46.596'

W 121° 44.498833'

you can round the longitude to:

W 121° 44.499'

Shouldn't make a difference anyways.

Calculations were done with this online tool.

What is there anyway?

GermanSailor

Edited by GermanSailor

GPS Coordinate Converter, MAps, and Info

This website is really really simple to use and it works like a charm everytime.

baaah what happened to basic math skills? don't people learn about degrees, minutes and seconds in school any more?

baaah what happened to basic math skills? don't people learn about degrees, minutes and seconds in school any more?

they may learn about it but nobody remembers what they learn in school

they may learn about it but nobody remembers what they learn in school

generally i would agree with you, but... minutes and seconds? that's everyday stuff, every time you look at a clock it should remind you about how good old base 60 works...

then again, "should" doesn't mean people actually do...

baaah what happened to basic math skills? don't people learn about degrees, minutes and seconds in school any more?

GermanSailor

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