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jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
So, I have a couple latitudes and longitudes that I need to verify but the keyboard on my iPhone doesn’t seem to have a ‘degree’ sign so I’m unable to type the latitudes and longitudes into my search bar. How might I come across a ‘degree’ symbol?  I’m sure one of you genii (plural of genius?) can help me. 

Thanks in advance, Y’all.....  B)

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  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dear Old Fart,

    Tap and hold the "zero" key on the key board -- this should give you a pop up that has the degree symbol.

    Your friend,

    Young Stud
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,102 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Echambers said:
    Dear Old Fart,

    Tap and hold the "zero" key on the key board -- this should give you a pop up that has the degree symbol.

    Your friend,

    Young Stud
    Well, summabitch. Whooda thunk it?  

    It works!  

    Many thanks, Young Stud. You da man.... 
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad to help my friend.
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, shoot!  I guess I’m dumber’n I thought. I figured I could just type in the coordinates in the search bar ang Google, Google Earth, or some search engine would look ‘em up and show me a map of where those coordinates are. All I get is gibberish, error messages, or nothing at all. I can’t even find a place on Google Earth on my iPhone where I can enter the coordinates. I’m such a dumbkopf....

    i mean, I’ve just gotta find this location - it’s where I stashed all my leprechaun gold......  :p :
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,727 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Don't put degrees.
    Enter it like this.

    46.16354, -123.8934

    When it would be normally written like this.
    N 46.16354 W -123.8934
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    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Okay. I’ll give it a try. Thankya, kind sir....
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You should be able to enter it in degrees, minutes, and seconds without the symbols in Google Maps and it should work, like 121 35 43 N, 68 24 12 W.

    I used to do this all the time to look at microwave radio paths to look for bodies of water, irrigated fields, or obvious obstructions that would cause problems.
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well that didn't work, maybe only works on PC browsers.  There's sites that convert DMS to decimal degrees and do datum conversions too.
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hot Damn!  That worked, Tony @0patience

    So, what if the coordinates you want to verify are written like this:

    48°42’35” N, -122°44’48” W

    Would I have to convert somehow?
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    Hoo Haa!  Now we’re cooking. Thanks, Chris @Yakster. I’ll check it out...
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, the first coordinate worked out to a seemingly valid number but the second didn’t. It’s numbers but not in the same format as the first - if that makes any sense. 

    The second coordinate im trying to convert is 
       -122°45’48” but the answer I get is -48”/3600 which doesn’t seem to work. 
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    You should be able to enter it in degrees, minutes, and seconds without the symbols in Google Maps and it should work, like 121 35 43 N, 68 24 12 W.

    I used to do this all the time to look at microwave radio paths to look for bodies of water, irrigated fields, or obvious obstructions that would cause problems.
    Google Maps just comes back with “no results”.....
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry, that site converts angles, not coordinates. Let me find another one.  This one should work, sometimes phones are a pain.

    https://www.latlong.net/degrees-minutes-seconds-to-decimal-degrees
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    May not work on phones
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can try an IOS app called DMS Converter if you're running IOS 11 or later.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dms-converter/id387618784?mt=8
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here's a Google Maps help page:

    https://support.google.com/maps/answer/18539?co=GENIE.Platform=iOS&hl=en&oco=0

    For IOS:

    In the search box at the top, type your coordinates. Here are examples of formats that work:
    • Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24'12.2"N 2°10'26.5"E
    • Degrees and decimal minutes (DMM): 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418
    • Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,102 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta said:
    Hot Damn!  That worked, Tony @0patience

    So, what if the coordinates you want to verify are written like this:

    48°42’35” N, -122°44’48” W

    Would I have to convert somehow?
    Are these the coordinates for the leprechaun gold @jlmarta
    A little dirt never hurt
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtdude said:
    jlmarta said:
    Hot Damn!  That worked, Tony @0patience

    So, what if the coordinates you want to verify are written like this:

    48°42’35” N, -122°44’48” W

    Would I have to convert somehow?
    Are these the coordinates for the leprechaun gold @jlmarta
    Oh, darn. Now I’ve slipped and revealed the source of my vast wealth. Please leave a little for the rest of us, okay?   :p
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,727 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtdude said:
    jlmarta said:
    Hot Damn!  That worked, Tony @0patience

    So, what if the coordinates you want to verify are written like this:

    48°42’35” N, -122°44’48” W

    Would I have to convert somehow?
    Are these the coordinates for the leprechaun gold @jlmarta

    The lost Dutchman's mine?

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,102 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta said:
    dirtdude said:
    jlmarta said:
    Hot Damn!  That worked, Tony @0patience

    So, what if the coordinates you want to verify are written like this:

    48°42’35” N, -122°44’48” W

    Would I have to convert somehow?
    Are these the coordinates for the leprechaun gold @jlmarta
    Oh, darn. Now I’ve slipped and revealed the source of my vast wealth. Please leave a little for the rest of us, okay?   :p
    I was going to deliver it to you, resident Oldfart
    A little dirt never hurt
  • TrishTrish Surface of the sun AZPosts: 1,913 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hahaha why does this thread confirm the idea some people definitely have stalker tendencies.... 😆😝
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