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    Default GPS -Search Entry... please Help.

    I found this coordinates on a Side. How i can go to this directions with Google Earth?

    DEAN RICHMOND:
    DGPS 42-18-435 - 79-55-854
    Loran: 44470.7 - 58603.2 ....28895.5 - 58603.3

    I try different ways... but nothing works (your search returned no results).
    Can you create a KMZ for me? This would be helpful!

    How does the entry must look at the search-Field?

    Thanx

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    Coordinates must be entered in the longitude and latitude format, for example: 52░22'22.42"N, 4░53'33.01"E
    Copy and paste that in the search box and GE will send you to Dam Square in Amsterdam, my home town

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stadsman
    Coordinates must be entered in the longitude and latitude format, for example: 52░22'22.42"N, 4░53'33.01"E
    Copy and paste that in the search box and GE will send you to Dam Square in Amsterdam, my home town
    Hmmm.. you mean, i cannot enter the above coordinates? Wrong Format?
    D**N!

    Thanx for Help

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    Well, maybe you could try fitting them into the required format, it seems that the DGPS coordinates are close to the format you need, so DGPS 42-18-435 - 79-55-854 may be the same as 42░18'26.10"N, 79░55'51.24"W, assuming that the last part of the DGPS coordinates have are decimals and have to be set to radials (base 60░), so multiplying 435 by 0.06 will give 26.10". If I'm guessing about the N and W, the location you're looking for is somewhere in Lake Erie.

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stadsman
    Well, maybe you could try fitting them into the required format, it seems that the DGPS coordinates are close to the format you need, so DGPS 42-18-435 - 79-55-854 may be the same as 42░18'26.10"N, 79░55'51.24"W, assuming that the last part of the DGPS coordinates have are decimals and have to be set to radials (base 60░), so multiplying 435 by 0.06 will give 26.10". If I'm guessing about the N and W, the location you're looking for is somewhere in Lake Erie.
    Hope this helps
    Great, and it's so easy
    I think, this IS the correct Position (it should marks a sunken Ship).
    Thanx for the Tip (i tried some Coord.Translation Progs like "Coordiante Calculator" and others..., but nothing works).

    I Just love it, to search Shipwrecks.

    Here are some Wreck Coordinates, i found:
    Wrecks
    Now i can locate them!

    Thanx again!

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    Stadsman is right the first coords are degrees minutes and decimal minutes. No sweat there.
    The second are LORAN (Terrestrial based global positioning system) time difference coordinates. You need a LORAN receiver to relocate these - try ebay. They are probably of the same place. Just use the GPS - more accurate.

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