View Full Version : GPS coordinates how do u convert them

10-12-2004, 03:32 AM
have been give a list of ship wrecks :-X and their coordinates :-X from a mate in the public service ;D ;D ;D the lat/lon is in DMS (S XX,XX,XX E XXX,XX,XX) the list also a lon/lat decimal (S XX.XXX E XXX.XXX) my GPS uses lon/lat DHHH mm.mmm(WGS84) so how do i convert the data with out doing uni degree. ??? ??? ??? you never know i might even find one that close enough to fish ;D ;D ;D Many Thanks

10-12-2004, 06:57 AM

Try these converters, I found them on google

10-12-2004, 04:46 PM
Can you change the position formats of your GPS to the same as co-ordinates given to you? If so, change position co-ordinates, enter co-ordinates, then change back to your preferred setting. I have a Garmin 126 GPS and it can select several different position formats. Don't get confused with datums though (wgs84 etc).

:) :)


11-12-2004, 02:16 AM
post them here and we can all try to convert them for you ;D

11-12-2004, 05:39 AM
Is his name Jason who you got them off that is.
Thanks Jamie

11-12-2004, 10:45 AM
Most GPS receivers will do what you are asking in that most can be re-configured to accept either of those formats, which will also convert the underlying coords when you select a different format

BUT ?????????????

no where do you mention exactly what the source datum of the coordinates are (do you actually know that ??) , without that you could tend to be a little lost.

Cheers, Kerry.

12-12-2004, 03:52 AM
P.M. the names to me and i'll tell you if there the same ones i have ;D

13-12-2004, 05:58 AM
Many Thanks to all who responded .... all i have to do now is see if there are any fish on em

13-12-2004, 06:08 AM
sorry jimbob not jason but i found a mark for him to try. just got to find time. ;D ;D ;D