Edit Coordinates Dialog

The Edit Coordinates dialog appears as part of any dialog that allows you to enter geographic coordinates. Select the coordinate format in the My Coordinate Formats dialog.

Decimal Degrees (hddd.dddddº)

Decimal Degrees dialog
Latitude
Enter a number between 0 and 90 degrees, with up to 5 decimal places. If the latitude is negative, select South in the Hemisphere menu.
Longitude
Enter a number between 0 and 180 degrees, with up to 5 decimal places. If the longitude is negative, select West in the Hemisphere menu.

Tips

  • Coordinates in the United States are in the Western hemisphere.
  • This coordinate format is used on many Web sites that provide maps or driving directions.

Degrees and Minutes (hdddº mm.mmmmm')

Degrees and Minutes dialog
Latitude
In the first box, enter the degrees (between 0 and 90). If the latitude is negative, select South in the Hemisphere menu.
In the second box, enter the minutes, with up to 5 decimal places (between 0 and 59.99999).
Longitude
In the first box, enter the degrees (between 0 and 180). If the longitude is negative, select West in the Hemisphere menu.
In the second box, enter the minutes, with up to 5 decimal places (between 0 and 59.99999).

Tips

  • Coordinates in the United States are in the Western hemisphere.
  • This coordinate format is often the default format on GPS receivers.

Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (hdddº mm' ss.sss")

Degrees, Minutes, Seconds dialog
Latitude
In the first box, enter the degrees (between 0 and 90). If the latitude is negative, select South in the Hemisphere menu.
In the second box, enter the minutes (between 0 and 59).
In the third box, enter the seconds, with up to 1 decimal place (between 0 and 59.9).
Longitude
In the first box, enter the degrees (between 0 and 180). If the longitude is negative, select West in the Hemisphere menu.
In the second box, enter the minutes (between 0 and 59).
In the second box, enter the seconds, with up to 1 decimal place (between 0 and 59.9).

Tips

  • Coordinates in the United States are in the Western hemisphere.
  • This coordinate format is often seen on nautical charts.

Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)

UTM dialog
Easting
Enter the easting, with up to 2 decimal places.
Northing
Enter the northing, with up to 2 decimal places.
Zone
Enter the 1 or 2 digit zone number. Do not enter a zone letter. If the coordinates are in the Southern hemisphere, select South in the Hemisphere menu.

US National Grid (USNG)

US National Grid is based on the Military Grid Reference System. Follow the directions below to enter coordinates in USNG and MGRS.

Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)

MGRS dialog
MGRS
Enter the grid zone designator, (19T, e.g.).
Enter the 100,000-meter square identification (BH, e.g.).
Enter the local grid easting, up to 5 digits (92617, e.g.)
Enter the local grid northing, using the same number of digits as the easting (01494, e.g.)

Tips

  • Enter all four parts of the MGRS coordinate string without spaces.
  • You can enter fewer than 5 easting and northing digits. ExpertGPS will always display easting and northing to 5 places (1 meter accuracy)

State Plane Coordinate System (SPCS)

SPCS dialog
Easting
Enter the easting, with up to 2 decimal places.
Northing
Enter the northing, with up to 2 decimal places.

Tip

  • To add State Plane coordinates to ExpertGPS, purchase the GIS Option Pack.

British National Grid (BNG)

BNG dialog
Easting
Enter the 5 digit easting.
Northing
Enter the 5 digit northing.
Zone
Enter the 2 letter zone.
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