Charter GPS points

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Re: Charter GPS points

Post by shnapper20 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:59 pm

hi excuse my ignorance but how do I load these gps marks? which format are they in? eg "S3817503 E14438461 Kings slack water"
is this S 38deg 17.5min 3 sec or is it S 38deg 17min 50.3sec or is it S 38.17503 deg? every thing I place on my map looks wrong. much appreciated john

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Re: Charter GPS points

Post by barra mick » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:26 pm

It's very old.

I remember seeing the post a few years ago

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Re: Charter GPS points

Post by 4liters » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:14 pm

Format is as follows:
S38 17.503
E144 38.461

I put the list into an excel spreadsheet and then used a formula to put them into the correct format because I was transposing too many of them incorrectly trying to do it as I went.
=IF(LEFT(A1,1)="S",(LEFT(A1,3)&" "&(MID(A1,4,2))&"."&(RIGHT(A1,3))),(LEFT(A1,4)&" "&(MID(A1,5,2))&"."&(RIGHT(A1,3))))

A lot of them come from a book ( ... TB2mZLyV4C ) so there's nothing too special about them, I think the ones in the Rip and offshore are his charter ones though.
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Re: Charter GPS points

Post by e.welch » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:46 am

Wow I wish my dad hadn’t sold the boat even more now lol all good info though

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