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Thread: DMS and decimal coordinates give different results

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    Default DMS and decimal coordinates give different results

    Since I'll get an answer maybe sometime in the 22nd century in the official Google Earth forum, I'll ask the same question here. Why does exactly the same coordinate in decimal and DMS show a different location in Google Earth. See here:

    http://productforums.google.com/foru...pc/iaxs-v-AW3U

    It's not a rounding error since the decimal conversion is exact and doesn't need additional digits.

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    Weird, I'm using GE and it works fine for me:
    39.793 -108.368 and 39░47'34.8" N, 108░22'4.8" W
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    I thought it had to do with spacing first, but even 39░ 47' 34.8" N, 108░ 22' 4.8" W sends you to the right place.
    However, 39 ░47' 34.8" N, 108░ 22' 4.8" W sends you to the Philippines, so be careful with your spacing anyways?
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