## Address to GPS converter

March 19, 2003
From: Alan Browne
Newsgroups: sci.geo.satellite-nav
If you use mapquest, yahoo maps (zoom in or out after map appears) or
mappoint, the lat/long will be buried in the URL in DD.dddddd where
dddddd is a decimal fraction of degrees. + is N and W, - is S and W.
Multiply the dddddd by 60 to get minutes and decimal fractions of minutes.
Multiply the decimal fraction by 60 to get seconds and decimal fractions
of seconds.
eg: if you get 43.021340
then it is N 43
60 * 0.021340 = 1.2804 (1 minute point 2804)
60 * 0.2804 = 16.824 seconds
Whole thing: N 43 01' 16.824"
Same decoding for longitude. -73 would mean W 73.