[Loadstone] Geocaching with Loadstone

Miranda miranda.ter.hofstede at online.nl
Fri Oct 9 10:07:52 BST 2009


The format used for geocaching is not degrees, minutes and seconds.
It is degrees, minutes and decimal fractions of minutes, like this: DD 

I know it doesn't sound very logical, but this is how coordinates are given 
on the geocaching web site.

Kind regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program" 
<loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Geocaching with Loadstone

> I've actually been meaning to have a look at the geocaching.com site to 
> see what exactly is involved here. Having coordinates entered in degrees 
> minutes and seconds is going to be a bit tricky but should be possible 
> somehow. I'm not sure when this will be put in thoe, I'll add it to the 
> ever expanding todo list.
> On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Miranda wrote:
>> Hello team,
>> A few weeks ago I asked if Loadstone could be made to accept entering 
>> coordinates in the format that is normally used for Geocaching.
>> This format is degrees, minutes and then decimal fractions of minutes.
>> Until now I haven't had any reaction to my question, although you mostly
>> very kindly answer to questions and requests for new features from users.
>> I could understand if this one doesn't have very high priority, because 
>> you get
>> so many requests, but I would really be glad if this would
>> get in at some point in time, and I know of at least one more user who 
>> uses
>> Loadstone for Geocaching and would like this very much.
>> So could you please let me know if you have any plans to put this in, so 
>> I
>> know what to expect?
>> Thanks very much.
>> Miranda
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