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FlyGirl
03-24-2004, 03:40 AM
FS2002 shows latitude and longitude coordinates in the format: N41*52.04 W87*15.59. Is there a way to display the coordinates in the decimal format?

Thank you.

FatTulip
03-24-2004, 05:33 AM
Sounds like somebody is trying to use Excel in tandem with FS:-hmmm !

I've not found a way to be honest. My GA flight plans still involve heavy use of the * ' " and X-Y on my calculator.

The only time I've seen any difference is in the DreamFleet 737 FMC where N41*52.04 W87*15.59 would be entered as N4152.0W08715.6.

Even then, the resultant display is shown the way you'd write it. The only FS2002 options I am aware of are to change your latitudinal and longitudinal hemispheres as N/S or W/E. I guess the rest is hard-coded.

FlyGirl
03-25-2004, 09:57 PM
FatTulip;
In case you're ever interested I found a site with a calculator that converts coordinates from standard to decimal format:
http://www.cosports.com/tools/gps_coords.htm

Christine

A6BSTARM
03-26-2004, 12:48 AM
I don't know if there is a way to display this in decimal format but you can do this in your own head or on a sheet of paper if you wanted to.

Basically the hour portion of the lat and long is the whole number and everything after that is the decimal portion.

Example, using the numbers you have listed,
N 41.5204
W 87.1559

Hope that helps.

FatTulip
03-26-2004, 03:51 AM
Christine,

Thank's for that. A useful site if you happen to be online!

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A6BSTARM,

N41*52.04'
W87*15.59'

or

N41*52'2.4"
W87*15'35.4"

would actually be decimalised as;

N41.867333
W87.259833

The point to remember is that we're dealing with multiples of 60, not 100. If you were flying / sailing over open water with no sight of land you'd have a problem.