Putting in waypoints

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I have a list of places to visit but they are recorded in degrees minutes seconds. Does anyone know how you can input them into ExplorOz Traveller please.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 22:06

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 22:06
David

You will need to convert them to the appropriate format.

I can give you the mathematical equations you will need to do this, however you might find this Coordinate converter easier to use LOL. (Just click on the underlined words and it takes you to an ExplorOz page)

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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:41

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:41
Can't you put the degrees into a GPS and then change the GPS format to that required.
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Reply By: Member - J&A&KK - Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:03

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:03
David

The method to convert DD MM SS formats to DD.DDDD formats is straightforward. So if you prefer to do it yourself in excel or via calculator use the following method (with example -32 15’ 28”)

A. Divide SS by 60 ( 0.4667)
B. Add the result of A to MM (15.4667)
C. Divide the result of B by 60 (0.2578)
D. Add the result to DD (-32.2578)

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 16:48

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 16:48
In your example you would subtract the result of C from DD.

Its easy to use one of many online calculators,some allow waypoints or csv files to be loaded too.
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Follow Up By: Member - J&A&KK - Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 20:39

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 20:39
Tony

You are correct. Should be a minus not a plus. Was thinking of a South delimiter not minus.

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Reply By: hooks - Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 18:48

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 18:48
David, are you using a hand held GPS or some other type? If its a hand held what brand and model is it?

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Reply By: Craig M1 - Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 at 11:00

Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 at 11:00
Hi David
I thought may be there is a setting in "Traveller" whereby you can select whether you want to input in degrees, minutes, seconds or decimals of minutes. There is in most other navigation packages.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 at 11:37

Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 at 11:37
You can change the format for the map but for some reason the input box format remains at decimal degrees. Contact with David/Michelle may be the go?
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