[Loadstone] [Bulk] coordinates in Loadstone, a request

David Greenwood DavidGreenwood at rogers.com
Tue Sep 15 20:26:06 BST 2009

I suggested this a year or so ago.  I personally know two others plus myself 
who have had this problem.  It would put the fun back into Geocaching.  I 
now need to carry a calculator and it really slows down the process, not to 
mention the errors.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miranda" <miranda.ter.hofstede at online.nl>
To: "General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program" 
<loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:09 PM
Subject: [Bulk] [Loadstone] coordinates in Loadstone, a request

> Hi Loadstone team,
> My husband and I are trying to use Loadstone for geocaching
> (www.geocaching.com). Until
> now, it seems to work perfectly, with one catch: the way coordinates are
> entered in Loadstone.
> Coordinates given for geocaching normally are in the form DD MM.MMM -
> that is, degrees, minutes and fractions of minutes. However, to enter
> coordinates in Loadstone the format DD.DDDDD is used - degrees and
> fractions of degrees. Using the online conversion tools is at least
> cumbersome and often impossible when hunting for a treasure in the bush.
> Would it be possible to configure or select the format in which
> coordinates can be entered? I think this would make
> Loadstone a great tool for this activity.
> Thanks,
> Miranda
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