[aprssig] APRS LAT/LONG standards

Gerry Creager n5jxs gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu May 26 15:57:24 EDT 2005

Chill.  Direct attacks have no benefit here.  Neither do strong 
unsupported positions.

Aviation GPS uses decimal degrees.  The conversion is (or should be) 
within the capabilities of anyone who passed a Part 97 exam.  There are, 
as demonstrated by several messages to this Sig, several alternatives 
for use in the form of utility scripts.


Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>>>steve at dimse.com 5/26/2005 1:12:13 PM >>>
>>findU uses decimal degrees, and will continue to do so.
> Which is one of the biggest problems in APRS.
> There is no classical navigation system that uses
> decimal degrees for navigation.  ANd it is not
> the APRS standard, nor the GPS standar and it 
> only causes these kinds of problems.
> Why do you feel it is important to be out of step 
> with the rest of the GPS world, APRS and all other
> classic systems of navigation?
> Bob
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