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    Default Using coordinates to find something

    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
    31░20'44.70"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!"?

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    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

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    I truly enjoy meeting people who are far wiser than myself. Thank you Patroni for taking the time to explain this.

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    I just discovered the secret! Highlight the coordinates in the first post in this topic -

    30░ 4'21.25"N
    31░20'44.70"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 31░20'44.70"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, 31░20'44.70"E (with the comma), it works. No comma, no work.

    Too simple!
    Last edited by Appletom; 07-14-2005 at 04:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appletom
    I just discovered the secret! Highlight the coordinates in the first post in this topic -

    30░ 4'21.25"N
    31░20'44.70"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 31░20'44.70"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, 31░20'44.70"E (with the comma), it works. No comma, no work.

    Too simple!
    I did that and it worked for me!! Thanks for the tip!!

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    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

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    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.

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    Cool search coordinates format

    Quote Originally Posted by Appletom View Post
    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
    31░20'44.70"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 31░20'44.70"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.

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    Thumbs up Google Maps seemed to have a similar error but it is resolved.

    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
    Last edited by jangirke; 11-19-2011 at 08:27 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default inputting plane coordinates in google earth

    Please can someone help me find out how to correctly input this GPS coordinates 810392.6121, 619542.6901 in google earth?

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    Post How to find these co-ordinates?

    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

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    Paste it (52.376522, 5.198303) into the search bar and it'll show up.

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