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Co-ordinates


Hershie

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There are two different ways here of splitting up a degree into smaller units - using minutes (') and seconds ('') or using decimals. The conversion comes from the fact that there are only 60 minutes in a degree, but there are 100 (assuming 2 decimal places) smaller units in the decimal system.

Not that I am sure anyone would be actually interested in how this works, but is always nice to learn new things (and to promote maths) so here is a link to converting geographical coordinates to various forms on wikipedia.

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