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Friday, February 26, 2010

How To Convert Mapping Coordinates to GPS Coordinates

I am no mathematician in any sense but I know a good utility that does math when I see one.

Every once in a while I get asked how do you convert mapping coordinates so that they look like the type of numbers found on a GPS. I usually point them towards an internet URL and send them on their way but today I realized this needs to be a permanent resident on my blog. So here it is.

Go to this URL --> http://boulter.com/gps/

At the top put in just about any combination of coords that are out there into the top field.

For example - N 35.123456789 W 078.123456789

Click the "Convert and Map" button and wha-la several different outputs including one for GPS Units...

Remember to bookmark this one it is a real keeper and will help you in all sorts of ways including solving puzzle geocaches...


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Erika Jean said...

Great site. Thanks for sharing!

H5 said...


Have used that site in the past as it is a great one. Have another you may or may not know about.


With this site, you can drag a marker to a specific location and it will tell you the coordinates of that point. It works with google maps, so satellite imagery and the zoom function can get you in close to place the marker where you want.

I love this site and use it frequently to verify my coords for when I am placing new caches. Just thought I would share since your blog brought it to mind.

Let me know what you think,
Robert (Harwell5)

PS. Keep up the good work and congrats on the TV show!!

Anonymous said...

If need to create a geocache in a city use https://maptools.info/tools/map/