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Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Volgograd Cache Coordinates

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  • Roger Banks
    Then the explanation is that the cache placer incorrectly converted the coordinates. N 48° 41.212 E 044° 31.308 converted to decimal degrees is: Latitude:
    Message 1 of 12 , Oct 29, 2004
      Then the explanation is that the cache placer
      incorrectly converted the coordinates.

      N 48� 41.212
      E 044� 31.308

      converted to decimal degrees is:

      Latitude: 48.686867
      Longitude: 44.5218

      and not:

      N 48 68 68.6858 (in hddd mm�ss.s��) WGS 84
      E 44 52 17.5833 (in hddd mm�ss.s��) WGS 84

      as stated on the webpage.

      -- Roger
      --- dragnfyr@... wrote:

      >
      > From the webpage, look at the mapsource map.... you
      > will see that the latitude and longitude that it
      > shows comes real close to matching the
      > coordinates... just rounded up or down....
      >
      > ---------- Original Message
      > ----------------------------------
      > From: Roger Banks <unclerojelio@...>
      > Reply-To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 06:55:41 -0500
      >
      > >
      > >WGS84 is the datum. It doesn't explain how come
      > there are 68 minutes and
      > >68 seconds in the coordinates.
      > >
      > >-- Roger
      > >
      > >dragnfyr wrote:
      > >
      > >> They are coordinates in WGS84 (World Geodetic
      > System 1984) format....
      > >> basic information about it can be found at
      > >> http://www.wgs84.com/wgs84/wgs84.htm .... it is
      > basically a standard
      > >> used by the pilots in Europe to change all the
      > different countries
      > >> coordinate types into on type that can get
      > programmed into a planes
      > >> computer for navigation purposes.... from what I
      > can see, WGS84 is
      > >> very close to Latitude/Longitude... Mapsource
      > comes up with Latitude
      > >> 48.686867 and Longitude 44.5218 (it would only
      > zoom in to the 1 mile
      > >> range )
      > >>
      > >> *Drag*
      > >> **
      > >> **
      > >> -----Original Message-----
      > >> *From:* Wayne Lind [mailto:wlind@...]
      > >> *Sent:* Thursday, October 28, 2004 4:15 PM
      > >> *To:* CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      > >> *Subject:* RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Volgograd
      > Cache Coordinates
      > >>
      > >> *I would think it was degrees, minutes,
      > seconds.decimal, except 68
      > >> minutes and 68 seconds is just a little
      > strange.*
      > >>
      > >> -----Original Message-----
      > >> *From:* Nedry
      > [mailto:geocaching@...]
      > >> *Sent:* Thursday, October 28, 2004 4:08
      > PM
      > >> *To:*
      > CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      > >> *Subject:* [CentralTexasGeocachers]
      > Volgograd Cache Coordinates
      > >>
      > >> Hi all,
      > >>
      > >> There is a cache hidden on an island in
      > the Volga River near
      > >> Volgograd, Russia. I'd like to find this
      > cache during my
      > >> visit there and have two questions that
      > maybe one of you could
      > >> answer for me.
      > >>
      > >> 1) How can I find out if GSP receivers
      > are allowed in Russia?
      > >>
      > >> 2) The cache at waypoint GC91A1
      > >>
      >
      <http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=719e7bec-f31e-4e3d-a6a6-e2c4247a62e5>
      > >> has coordinates in the description that
      > are supposedly more
      > >> accurate.
      > >> N 48 68 68.6858 WGS84
      > >> E 44 52 17.5833 WGS84
      > >> Anybody recognize this positioning
      > format?
      > >>
      > >> Thanks in advance,
      > >> Nedry
      > >>
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      Uncle Rojelio
      Austin, TX
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