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    Format of latitude and longitude?

    Hi,

    What is the format of coordinates that Longitude() and Latitude() functions return? I tried to look from API, but didn't found the answer.

    Usually the format got from GPS is DD,MM.MMMM, but some devices returns DD.DDDDDD. First DD are always degrees, but what are last numbers? Are those minutes and decimals of minutes, or decimals of degree?

    I tried to solve this by debugging LocationRefAppForS60-example (came with Symbian S60 3rd FP2 SDK) where numbers after first DD are converted to minutes by multiplying those with 60. If I understand right, numbers after first DD are seconds, but I haven't ever heard format like DD.SSSSSS.

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    Re: Format of latitude and longitude?

    Hi,
    maybe this article can help you:

    How to select and show a landmark

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    Re: Format of latitude and longitude?

    Thanks, I found the answer from your link.

    It seems that the format is DD.DDDDDD. Actually DD.DDDDDD is same as DD.SSSSSS, because you have to multiply decimals with 60 in both cases. LocationRefAppForS60 just confused me, because there was comments about seconds when they usually talks about degree's decimals.

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