March 15, 2009

Online Coordinate Converter

Occasionally, you'll run into a puzzle cache that uses a coordinate system that you may not be familiar with, or displays lat/long coordinates in a different format than does (such as in degrees minutes seconds). Luckily, there are many coordinate conversion web sites available.

A nice one is the Earth Point Coordinate Converter. It supports Degrees Lat Long, Degrees Minutes, Degrees Minutes Seconds, GEOREF, UTM/UPS, MGRS, and Grid North. It also lets you view your coordinate pair location in Google Earth. There's a nice write up of this tool's features in a recent Free Geography Tools blog post.

This could come in handy, and is definitely worth bookmarking.

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Just John said...

Thanks for the tip. I had downloaded Fizzy Calc, but I don't think it has as many features as that site.

Chris said...

Thanks for the link! We were in just that kind of situation using my sister's phone to geocache. Her settings were in degrees, minutes, seconds and I couldn't remember the formula to convert it. Thanks!