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chrism
05-23-2010, 11:10 AM
Generally, when I see someone was fishing at a location of 20/35, I assume that is the minutes readings on the GPS. (Lat/Lon) The hours are kind of determined by where they are fishing from, and the seconds are kind of irrelevant minutia.

Is that correct? Just trying to learn the lingo.

Chris

Salmon1
05-23-2010, 02:16 PM
You are correct, for instance the general coordinates for part of the Soquel Hole area would be 36'51/121'53 with additional .xxx for the seconds if they were stated. Generally people only discuss/disclose the more general information of hours/minutes, and leave the seconds off.

cgyotoku
05-27-2010, 12:17 PM
Just a clarification, actually the first number is degrees, not hours, and there are 60 minutes per degree.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE
http://www.worldatlas.com/text/dotclear.gif
Latitude (shown as a horizontal line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels.
http://www.worldatlas.com/text/dotclear.gif
Longitude (shown as a vertical line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Lines of longitude are often referred to as meridians.


-Cliff

Salmon1
05-29-2010, 07:40 AM
You are absolutely correct, don't know how I overlooked the degrees being referenced as hours.....