[aprssig] APRS LAT/LONG standards

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri May 27 19:11:28 EDT 2005

>> There is no classical navigation system that uses
>> decimal degrees for navigation.  ANd it is not
>> the APRS standard, nor the GPS standard and it
>> only causes these kinds of problems.
>FEMA uses decimal degrees... The reason they
>give for the decimal degrees is ... format most
>common for input into GIS software...

Yes! government bureaucrats being sold software
by programmers.  I will be the first to admit, that
eventually it probably will become the standard
simply because as Steve says" He who codes rules"

I'm just not changing the APRS "standard" until the
GPS standard changes.  <wink>    Bob

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