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Appletom
07-14-2005, 12:08 PM
I cannot figure it out. Over in the "Great Things You've Found" topic, tekit put this posting up:

Have a look at this swimming pool -
30 4'21.25"N
3120'44.70"E

Is there an easy way to get there? Copy and pasting doesn't work. If I copy/paste and change it to 30.042125, 31.204470 GEarth takes me to a spot about 7 miles west of the swimming pool.

Am I missing something extremely obvious? Is the answer going to be something that I whack my forehead and go "Duh!"?

Patroni
07-14-2005, 03:30 PM
There is a big difference between degrees in decimal format and degrees,minutes and seconds. I have no idea why GE displays one thing and expects you to input another.

To convert from minutes and second to decimal using the above as an example.

21.25/60 = 0.3542
+ 4 = 4.3542
/60 = 0.07257
+ 30 = 30.07257

Appletom
07-14-2005, 03:37 PM
I truly enjoy meeting people who are far wiser than myself. Thank you Patroni for taking the time to explain this.

Appletom
07-14-2005, 04:23 PM
I just discovered the secret! Highlight the coordinates in the first post in this topic -

30 4'21.25"N
3120'44.70"E

Highlight both lines. Right click and choose "Copy". Open GEarth. Right click in the search box. Choose "Paste" from the drop menu.

Now 30 4'21.25"N 3120'44.70"E is in your search box.

The secret is so simple I want to kick myself - put a comma after the "N" to separate the latitude from the longitude.

If the search box has 30 4'21.25"N, 3120'44.70"E (with the comma), it works. No comma, no work.

Too simple!

Kerry
07-14-2005, 05:56 PM
I just discovered the secret! Highlight the coordinates in the first post in this topic -

30 4'21.25"N
3120'44.70"E

Highlight both lines. Right click and choose "Copy". Open GEarth. Right click in the search box. Choose "Paste" from the drop menu.

Now 30 4'21.25"N 3120'44.70"E is in your search box.

The secret is so simple I want to kick myself - put a comma after the "N" to separate the latitude from the longitude.

If the search box has 30 4'21.25"N, 3120'44.70"E (with the comma), it works. No comma, no work.

Too simple!

I did that and it worked for me!! Thanks for the tip!! :)

RODGARCIA
10-27-2009, 01:17 PM
Hi i need some help, i'n trying to find this ship wreck (RIO MIAMI) all i have is
LORAN 14218.4 62144.6
GPS 25 42.165 80 05.233
I tried different ways but nothing i end up in land and far from miami.
THANKS ROD

Appletom
10-27-2009, 03:40 PM
Take your GPS coordinates and put a comma after "42.165" to divide latitude and longitude. Then put a minus sign in front of "80" to let Google Earth know you want the western hemisphere.

So, putting 25 42.165, -80 05.233 will put you right on top of the shipwreck location.

jeffrey
02-10-2010, 08:06 PM
I cannot figure it out. Over in the "Great Things You've Found" topic, tekit put this posting up:

Have a look at this swimming pool -
30 4'21.25"N
3120'44.70"E

Is there an easy way to get there? Copy and pasting doesn't work. If I copy/paste and change it to 30.042125, 31.204470 GEarth takes me to a spot about 7 miles west of the swimming pool.

Am I missing something extremely obvious? Is the answer going to be something that I whack my forehead and go "Duh!"?

......

one way that works for me is the following. 30 4'21.25"N can be entered in the search field as 30 4 21.25N and 3120'44.70"E entered as 31 20 44.70E. so that together you have..... 30 4 21.25N, 31 20 44.70E....which appears to be a building south of City Stars in Cairo, Egypt.
i was having the same confusion as you about the simplest format for coordinate search when i ran into your internet site. it was a big help to me and led to my solution. thank you for the inspiration.

jangirke
11-19-2011, 09:24 PM
Now you can use those numerals only coordinates and search and find them in google maps.
Example: 0.0,0.0 South of Ghana in the ocean.
Wonderful :)

ekabye2p
10-25-2012, 02:45 PM
Please can someone help me find out how to correctly input this GPS coordinates 810392.6121, 619542.6901 in google earth?

amc_skeletor
04-19-2013, 04:57 PM
The Coordinates were found by someone on twitter, and i want to see what it actually has there or if the photo is just photoshopped.
I have typed in the co-ordinates on GEarth but have had no luck, Please help.

(co ordinates are 52.376522, 5.198303 )

-amc

SpiderX22
04-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Paste it (52.376522, 5.198303) into the search bar and it'll show up.

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