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Not sure what is going on, .....I am trying to publish a new cache and when I input the correct coordinates, the program keeps changing the coords and not letting me correct it. I have tried on 3 different computers and getting the same dilemma each time. So,.....not able to publish my cache!!

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What coordinates are you trying to use? Make sure that you use a minus sign or a W for the longitude, otherwise you will be on the wrong side of the earth. Also make sure that the coordinates are in the right format. Typically you will want to use degrees and minutes (xx xx.xxx).

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What coordinates are you trying to use? Make sure that you use a minus sign or a W for the longitude, otherwise you will be on the wrong side of the earth. Also make sure that the coordinates are in the right format. Typically you will want to use degrees and minutes (xx xx.xxx).

 

Inputting the coords just like I have the other 35 I have published. I input N 41 63.691 and it automatically changes it to N 42 03.691 It doesn't change the W coords, just the N coords. Just tried it again today after deleting cookies and it is still doing it,

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OK, I see the problem. The coordinates you are entering are N 41 63.691. That means North, 41 degrees, 63.691 minutes. Since there are 60 minutes in a degree, it is normalizing it, adding one to the degrees to make it 42 degrees, and then subtracting 60 from the minutes to make it 3.691. What is displayed does match what you entered (same location). But that 63.691 value looks suspicious to me. Make sure that is what you really wanted, and if it is, then the web site is working as designed.

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