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From Torsten Curdt <tcu...@dff.st>
Subject Re: [off-topic-just for fun] - Maps and zoom-in
Date Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:17:53 GMT
<snip/>

>> Well, my position a couple of miles off the right spot.
> 
> 
> The coordinates are supposed to be in fractions of a degree, *not* 
> degrees minutes seconds. Also, the georeference could spoil the "fine 
> tuning". I can't remember the name (WGS, I think)

fine tuning?

> 1 minute is 1 nautical mile, so 1/60 instead of 1/100 could get you there.

Hm.. I used to know...

My position is 51'31"59 9'56"11 and my icbm coordinate is currently

   51.53306;9.993644

So applying this "X degrees, Y minutes, and Z seconds, the decimal 
equivalent is X + Y/60 + Z/3600" I get

   51 + 31/60 + 59/3600, 9 + 56/60 + 11/3600
   51.53306, 9.93639

...wondering what I did wrong the last time ;)

Using http://demo.asemantics.com/zoom.pl I found myself at
(BTW: shoudn't LAT / LONG be switched?)

   51.53316000,9.93585304

I updated my icbm page. Curious to see where it gets me :)
--
Torsten


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