[aprssig] APRS LAT/LONG standardsaprssig Digest, Vol 11, Issue 29

KC2MMi kc2mmi at verizon.net
Thu May 26 13:40:01 EDT 2005


<<When I complained that this is
NOT used by ANY human system of navigation
and that it will only lead to frustration by the users,>>

You are right! Sadly there is some newfangled ISO standard, probably meant
for engineers, that uses degress decimal out to five places (DDD.ddddd)
instead, and I've seen this being used recently. It does manke sense
actually, because it will eliminate all the conversion errors that
navigators have made converting degrees/minutes/seconds and parts of them.
It is alien to anyone who is currently doing navigation--but it is easier to
work in, *if* one can make the jump. Since maps and charts still aren't
using it...that still makes it frustrating for humans no matter how much
better it may be.<G>

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