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Hello, I am starting to get fancy now and have learned how to transfer waypoints between my Garmin Unit and Google Earth.  The PA DNR has published way points for Lake Nockamixon of fishing structure they have planted.  Below is the link.

 

https://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/Habitat/Documents/lakePlans/nockamixon.pdf

 

Where I am struggling, is the numbers that they provide do not seem to match up with a proper longitude and Latitude in GPS format for me to enter.

 

40*29.543
75*11.795

 

I am hoping someone here has the experience to guide me through how I can use these numbers to make waypoints.  There must be some conversion that I need to do.

 

Any assistance is appreciated!

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38 minutes ago, Capt No Fish said:

Hello, I am starting to get fancy now and have learned how to transfer waypoints between my Garmin Unit and Google Earth.  The PA DNR has published way points for Lake Nockamixon of fishing structure they have planted.  Below is the link.

 

https://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/Habitat/Documents/lakePlans/nockamixon.pdf

 

Where I am struggling, is the numbers that they provide do not seem to match up with a proper longitude and Latitude in GPS format for me to enter.

 

40*29.543
75*11.795

 

I am hoping someone here has the experience to guide me through how I can use these numbers to make waypoints.  There must be some conversion that I need to do.

 

Any assistance is appreciated!

40*29.543 =  40 degrees 29.543 minutes 

or 

40 degrees 29 minutes 32.58 seconds 

or 

40.492383 degrees 

 

What format do you need the coordinates to be in?

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11 minutes ago, Tennessee Boy said:

40*29.543 =  40 degrees 29.543 minutes 

or 

40 degrees 29 minutes 32.58 seconds 

 

What format do you need the coordinates to be in?

Thanks Tennessee Boy.  According to the support page these are the 2 supported formats.

 

  • Decimal Degrees: such as 37.7°, -122.2°
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds: such as 37°25'19.07"N, 122°05'06.24"W
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59 minutes ago, Capt No Fish said:

Thanks Tennessee Boy.  According to the support page these are the 2 supported formats.

 

  • Decimal Degrees: such as 37.7°, -122.2°
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds: such as 37°25'19.07"N, 122°05'06.24"W

Ok I found a converting tool that will help.

 

Thanks for putting me on the right track!

 

https://www.pgc.umn.edu/apps/convert/

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