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Living in the UK, close to the prime meridian, I have noted that coordinates on the app have West annotations, for me that makes a cache that is 300 yards from my home seem 50 miles away.

 

Quite a few seem to have this, although the map shows the correct location, when using the listed co-ordinates on my GPS, it says miles away!

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Living in the UK, close to the prime meridian, I have noted that coordinates on the app have West annotations, for me that makes a cache that is 300 yards from my home seem 50 miles away.

 

Quite a few seem to have this, although the map shows the correct location, when using the listed co-ordinates on my GPS, it says miles away!

 

Help Center → Apps → Android Geocaching® app

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=771

 

2.7. How Do I Change the Units from Miles to Kilometers?

 

In Android Geocaching® app, the distance units a dependent on what defaults you have set on your Android. For example, if you are in the United States, it will most likely use miles. However, if you are in Germany, it most likely will be set to kilometers.

 

You can select your language and input:

 

1. Open Settings

2. Select Language & input

3. Select language in region of choice

 

B.

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One example:

 

GC5P6H5 "Sidetracked - Bexhill"

Posted co-ordinates N 50° 50.480' W 000°28.657'

 

These coords point to a field 41.8 miles away. The website correctly gives the coords as N 50° 50.480' E 000°28.657'. I realise that for those away from the Meridian, and for experienced cachers, this is not a problem, however, I have a young "padawan" for whom East and West could easily get mixed up as she may be caching across the width of the Southern UK.

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Raises the question/s:

What phone?

How do you get your location eg purely phone/cell service, with/without wifi or GPS?

 

I cache a lot around the country, both sides of the meridean, and have never encounterd the problem... :unsure:

(I'm on iphone with the old paid for app)

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Ah yep, looks like there's a bug with detecting the cardinal direction when the degrees component is 0. Putting in a fix now smile.gif

fyi this should only affect the coordinates text; the cache should still show up at the right spot on the map

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