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Calculate GPS Cordinates

This is a discussion on Calculate GPS Cordinates within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hello, I work with VB and I use mappoint's ocx. I have placed pushpins on the map ( with an ...

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    Val
    Val is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Calculate GPS Cordinates

    Hello,

    I work with VB and I use mappoint's ocx.
    I have placed pushpins on the map ( with an adress), and I try to recieve their GPS coordinates.
    I have found a program in this forum (thanks Eric !!) and I try to use it in order to found the GPS coordinates.
    When I execute the program, I receive GPS coordinates but their are not right (a little far). I try to check this coordinates whith Mappoint (software).

    The only one differents between the program given in the forum and mine, is I use Mappoint Europe. I don't think it's the real justify this difference of place.

    Have you ever seen this problem ? somebody could help me ?

    Thanks for your attention.

    Bye

    Val.

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    GPS data

    I noticed that Mappoint give GPS data in Decimal notation and not Deg,Min,Sec. As i have a cheap GPS unit that only does Deg,Min,Sec i wrote a little app that converts the fractional degrees to Min and Seconds

    ie. 49.5000 = 49.30min.0sec

    that might explain the problem you are having

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    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    fixed for me!

    Thanks Xango!

    That's solved my problem exactly. My gps coordinates never plotted properly in mappoint, until I changed my gps settings to decimal format. Then it was dead on!

    Rob

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