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How To Convert FXS Coordinates Points

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A PATH I drew with GE produced the following coordinates:-87.60498772693101,41.83230063769937,0 -87.605073914808,41.83244958476929,0 -87.60496113048504,41.83268814552943,0 -87.60498383953973,41.83289265809982,0 -87.60500939969779,41.8331228457227,0 -87.6050349730734,41.83335315096444,0 -87.60530862777763,41.83361973363017,0 -87.60540356304317,41.833845992229,0 -87.64813765873117,41.9707780422146,0 -87.64818335822908,41.97077519217454,0 HOWEVER, FSX's coordinates are shown this way:N41*48'25" W87*34'92"N41*48'28" W87*34'95"N41*48'38" W87*35'09"N41*48'45" W87*35'16"N41*48'51" W87*35'21"N41*48'65" W87*35'34"N41*48'74" W87*35'40"N41*48'87" W87*35'58"N41*48'91" W87*35'62"N41*49'25" W87*35'88"...HOW CAN I CONVERT FSX COORDINATES to appear in the format as those generates via GE so I can enter those points coordinates and finish my project?PLEASE HELP!dito

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Google Earth? Why aren't you asking this question in the Scenery Forum, which would seem a more logical place? ;)

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>A PATH I drew with GE produced the following coordinates:>>>-87.60498772693101,41.83230063769937,0>-87.605073914808,41.83244958476929,0>-87.60496113048504,41.83268814552943,0>-87.60498383953973,41.83289265809982,0>-87.60500939969779,41.8331228457227,0>-87.6050349730734,41.83335315096444,0>-87.60530862777763,41.83361973363017,0>-87.60540356304317,41.833845992229,0>-87.64813765873117,41.9707780422146,0>-87.64818335822908,41.97077519217454,0 >>HOWEVER, FSX's coordinates are shown this way:>>N41*48'25" W87*34'92">N41*48'28" W87*34'95">N41*48'38" W87*35'09">N41*48'45" W87*35'16">N41*48'51" W87*35'21">N41*48'65" W87*35'34">N41*48'74" W87*35'40">N41*48'87" W87*35'58">N41*48'91" W87*35'62">N41*49'25" W87*35'88"...>>>HOW CAN I CONVERT FSX COORDINATES to appear in the format as>those generates via GE so I can enter those points coordinates>and finish my project?>>PLEASE HELP!>>dito>Do a google search for transferring Degrees, Minutes, Seconds into Decimal Degrees. They are just two ways of saying the same thing.The whole part (integer) part of your number.So for N41*48'28" W87*34'95", starting with the longitude, we start with 87.The fraction is formed from the minutes and seconds.From DMS (degrees, minutes, seconds) we go to DM.m (Degrees, minutes, decimal minutes). We do this by dividing the seconds (95) by 60 (sixty seconds in a minute).95 / 60 = 1.5833Add the minutes to it and we haveMinutes + decimal minutes = 34 + 1.5833 = 35.5833From DM.m we go to D.d (decimal degrees) by dividing the M.m (Minutes and decimal minutes) by 60 and adding the Degrees.M.m / 60 = 35.5833 / 60 = 0.5930Degrees + decimal Degrees = 87 + .5930 = 87.5930Repeat for Latitude.As you may have noticed initially, W and S are negative numbers, so just make it negative and you have your answer.If you want to consolidate the equation now that you understand the steps, its:D.d = D + (M / 60) + (S / 3600)Hope that helps. Of course, it's up to you have precise you want the answer to be or how far out your decimals go. As you may notice, the values you have are a lot greater in floating point precision than I was using, just rounding off for ease of explanation.

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The FSX SDK will accept ccordinates in a variety of formats including your example from GE.George

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First I want to apologize for this not being the correct forum for my question.Second, I want to say thank you for the replies!dito

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ditoFind and open either the FS9.cfg or the FSX.cfg in your Documents and Settings folderAdd these lines to the following SectionMain LatLonFormat=DegreesFractionalLatLonDigits=6Now when you use the Shift + Z keys all Lat/Lon on the Wind Screen are displayed in decimal form like GE uses.

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>Thank you: It works!!!>>ditoheh, :) I knew you were going to ask this question, once you started getting into FS_KML.Having FS display in decimal format is vnice!RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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