GPS Coordinates

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I received an e-mail about the coordinates used on our site and how to use them on a GPS device. The format used on the site is Lat/Lon in decimals as can be seen on the captured screen. If you want to manually enter coordinates on your GPS you should use the same settings including the Datum format (WGS 84) which is probably the default setting. 



At Wikipedia you can get a detailed description about the Geographic coordinate system.  You can use mathematics to calculate the distance between to GPS points, but that is behind the scope of this post. If you need a different format you can find a converter easily by using Google of Bing.

More reference can be found at:

Download GPX

You can download the GPS coordinates from every detail bunker page. Just click on the GPX file link and you can download a GPX file (XML markup). GPX is an international standard format. GPX (the GPS Exchange Format) is a light-weight XML data format for the interchange of GPS data (waypoints, routes, and tracks) between applications and Web services on the Internet. The downloaded file can be opened in a application that came with you GPS device so you can put it on your device with ease. PLEASE CHECK CORRECT REPRESENTATION AFTER THE DOWNLOAD.


Article created on 12/28/2010 by rene.
The last change was made on 4/18/2011 by rene.


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