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GPS set-up question

This may have been answered, but I could not easily find it-

What are "Decimal", "DMS" or "DM" choices? Thanks.

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This may have been answered, but I could not easily find it-

What are "Decimal", "DMS" or "DM" choices? Thanks.
They are the different ways Latitude and Longitude can be used on a GPS, the geographic coordinate system.

The actual terminology;

Decimal = Degree
DMS = Degree Minutes Seconds
DM = Degree Minutes

For more detailed info do a search on GPS coordinates.
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Re: GPS set-up question

I found this site to be very helpful navigating to places without an address.
Lat - Long Finder: This page helps you find Latitude and Longitude
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They are the different ways Latitude and Longitude can be used on a GPS, the geographic coordinate system.

The actual terminology;

Decimal = Degree
DMS = Degree Minutes Seconds
DM = Degree Minutes

For more detailed info do a search on GPS coordinates.
Ah ha! Thanks. Will use DMS as delivered.

BTW, I just finished reading the book "Longitude" which is a short, non-technical, well written book on the age old dilemma of determining longitude and ultimately the contest to accurately and reliably determine a method of doing so.
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