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 -
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!"?
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
I truly enjoy meeting people who are far wiser than myself. Thank you Patroni for taking the time to explain this.
I just discovered the secret! Highlight the coordinates in the first post in this topic -
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.
Last edited by Appletom; 07-14-2005 at 04:26 PM.
I did that and it worked for me!! Thanks for the tip!!
Originally Posted by Appletom
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.
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.
search coordinates format
Originally Posted by Appletom
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.
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.
Last edited by jangirke; 11-19-2011 at 08:27 PM.
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?
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 )
Paste it (52.376522, 5.198303) into the search bar and it'll show up.