+Teasel Posted April 4, 2005 Share Posted April 4, 2005 Recently there's been a flurry of posts from or about people who get confused between the different datums available on their GPS. Now, IMHO it'd be nice if GC.com only used OS coordinates on UK/Irish caches, but sadly we're stuck with WGS84 and that's that. The biggest problem seems to be when people set caches where some of the clues refer to OS coordinates. Half the time, it seems that the person who set the cache doesn't fully understand datums themselves, so what chance for the poor person trying to find it?! Is it time that we made a UK-specific rule (we're allowed to do that still, aren't we?) that only WGS84 coordinates are allowed in clues? I'm not suggesting that cache descriptions shouldn't include OS translations of WGS84 cache coordinates. Indeed, one of the main features of GeocacheUK is that OS grid references are automatically inserted into cache descriptions. But shouldn't all coordinates and calculations which are required to actually find the cache be in WGS84 H DDD MM.MMM format? Quote Link to comment
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