# Thread: Long and Lat conversions

1. ## Long and Lat conversions

Hi all,

I have written an app which uses O/S maps and want to integrate GPS. I have the long and lat co's using the Location api but I need some way of converting the long and lat to eastings and northings so I can use them on my maps. The math behind these conversions is beyond my skill set. I cannot see anything in the Location api which helps and have seen some very bad (ie...dont work) examples online but nothing of much use. Does anyone know of any reliable existing libraries that I could use or even better has anyone written a function which does this conversions that they would be willing to share?

Any ideas or pointers would be really appreciated.

Many thanks

Jules

2. ## Re: Long and Lat conversions

you mean to say converting to Lat nd long's to degree , min format from eastings nd northings I think U better try for nmea sentence which provide much more info than that you obtain from Location API

3. ## Re: Long and Lat conversions

Thanks for the rply..... but can this be used with java ME and if so how?

4. ## Re: Long and Lat conversions

Originally Posted by jules_
Thanks for the rply..... but can this be used with java ME and if so how?
yes this can be implemented in J2me just put this line

PHP Code:
nmeaStr location.getExtraInfo("application/X-jsr179-location-nmea");
location is object of Location and nmeaStr is String that contains whole info about GPS for nokia phopnes fololowing nmea string is obtained from device and then yopu can parse it to your needs
\$GPGGA,100321.000,2647.72755,N,08054.92512,E,1,05,1.7,7.61,M,-43.7,M,,*42" +
"\$GPGSA,A,2,15,07,28,08,17,,,,,,,,1.9,1.7,0.9*33" +
"\$GPGST,100321.000,88.6,58.0,51.9,72.6,48.0,52.6,77.1*5F" +
"\$GPGSV,3,1,10,15,16,29,26,04,18,192,,20,03,106,,27,04,323,*74" +
"\$GPGSV,3,2,10,07,28,147,17,28,,,,08,68,147,18.11,31,053,*77" +
"\$GPGSV,3,3,10,17,66,287,25,25,69,149,*76" +
"\$GPRMC,100321.000,A,2647.72755,N,08054.92512,E,4.1,60.7,210809,0.2,W,A*23" +
"\$GPVTG,60.7,T,61.0,M,4.1,N,107.5,K,A*22";
for more info on Nmea formats Follow this

5. ## Re: Long and Lat conversions

Thanks again for the reply. I had a look at the link you posted but it seems that I can only extract the Lat and Lon from this. Am i mistaken?

Many thanks

Jules

6. ## Re: Long and Lat conversions

yup, you are definitely mistaken...
In the link the specification is given of every single formatted String which can be found within an NMEA sentence..
For example in a GPGGA String you can get :
time of fix, latitude and longitude, altitude, number of satellites, quality of fix and more

Just take your time, read the given link carefully and even though it's quite a read you will get a lot of info out of it... it's always a good thing to actually know what you are working with...

7. ## Re: Long and Lat conversions

yes as Mr. Tiger said read it carefully it describes about various formats and in what format they contain various info
Through this you will be able to extract any info dat is supplied by a GPS device

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