Navigation question

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 22:50
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I am an idiot when it comes to navigation. Moving on.
Wanting to put SPOT coords into OziExplorer and I am getting gibberish, so doing something wrong.
These are the coords
Latitude :
-25.79582
Longitude :
120.42318

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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 23:45

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 23:45
Hello

You have to put the decimal point in before the decimal degrees in the minutes.m box or the program will assume it is minutes. i.e. needs to look like this....



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Follow Up By: Mikee5 - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:31

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:31
I didn't know that, it will be useful instead of going to configuration. You never stop learning with Ozi.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:42

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:42
Hi

Changing the displayed coordinate format is easy enough anyway - you dont have to go into configuration - just right click on the coordinate readout on the top left of screen in Oziexplorer and the three options will be listed - click the one you want. Takes one second.



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Follow Up By: Mikee5 - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 13:51

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 13:51
Didn't know that either. Thanks..
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue M - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 22:43

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 22:43
Thanks Greg, just goes to show, you can learn something new every day.

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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 01:04

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 01:04
You are a Scholar and a Gentleman, Greg. THANK YOU!!

And thank you too for that coords display shortcut. Super helpful,
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Follow Up By: luxtourer - Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 08:34

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 08:34
And if you really need to enter say 0.912 minutes (not decimal degrees) then you must include the zero for it to be correctly read as minutes.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 09:04

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 09:04
Your coordinates are degrees. Degrees and decimals of degrees. You are trying to enter that into fields that require degrees, minutes and decimals of minutes. You have a mismatch. Either convert your coords to degrees and minutes, or change the program settings to accept degrees.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 11:10

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 11:10
Hi

No need for that in OziExplorer in this instance. Even though the box is labelled with minutes.m all Gaynor has to do is include the decimal point at the begining of the numbers (as described in my previous post) and the program (OziExplorer) will recognise it as decimal degrees. It will convert and plot the point in the correct position automatically - no need to do any conversions yourself.

In a general sense (to cover all bases) you are correct though - pays to know what format you are using and match it when entering data to prevent errors - not all programs are as cleaver as Oziexplorer in this regard.

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