# Re: MI-L Lat and Long

```Normally, gps gives you:

degrees, minutes and decimal minutes  DDMM.ddddd

so your 5225.7339N means 52 degrees, and 25.7339 minutes.  and you can
convert them:

52 d 25 m (.7339*60=44.034) s  =52d 25m 44.034s   north

52. + (25.7339/60 = .42889883)  =  52.42889883  degrees north

But you have to know what datum you are using, since this number can mean
different places with different datums and projections.

(I checked your W data, and was strange for me to read 1.xxxx degrees.  But
you are in the UK, so this can be correct. Do you live in southeast England)

At 03:15 P.M. 02/03/2001 -0000, you wrote:
>Dear all,
>
>I have friday afternoon syndrome (most days) but today moreso than ever... I
>have a log file from a GPS reciever (vehicle tracking) that I want to plot
>onto a mapbase using MI (see portion below). However, MI doesn't like the
>way that the lat and long is expressed so I tried converting it but have
>thus far failed miserably as when plotted sections of my route appear
>correct but are in the sea, and my car is not amphibious...Can anybody offer
>me any suggestions? As my understanding of lat and long is also very poor
>can someone explain what the figures below relate to deg:min:sec? or just
>degrees? Sorry?
>
>Cheers, Dave
>
>       Time    Lat             Long    Speed Trk
>\$LOG,105154,5225.7339N,00201.1663W,20.0,344.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105209,5225.8010N,00201.1935W,17.7,345.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105224,5225.8434N,00201.1684W,6.0,12.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105239,5225.8620N,00201.3649W,41.2,291.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105254,5225.9549N,00201.5456W,31.7,342.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105309,5226.0455N,00201.7041W,34.6,262.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105324,5226.1205N,00201.8678W,37.7,344.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105339,5226.1755N,00202.1037W,40.8,265.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105354,5226.1641N,00202.3170W,29.9,261.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105409,5226.3075N,00202.4983W,44.9,327.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105424,5226.3970N,00202.6203W,8.2,288.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105439,5226.5007N,00202.5989W,32.8,359.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105454,5226.6281N,00202.6566W,25.1,342.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105509,5226.6254N,00202.7458W,32.4,228.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105524,5226.5358N,00203.0049W,48.4,250.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105539,5226.4991N,00203.3640W,56.0,262.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105554,5226.4294N,00203.7308W,56.3,250.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105609,5226.3477N,00204.0691W,54.8,243.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105624,5226.2432N,00204.3541W,50.3,238.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105639,5226.2066N,00204.5811W,21.8,284.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105654,5226.2216N,00204.6434W,16.7,15.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105709,5226.2961N,00204.5521W,23.5,42.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105724,5226.3645N,00204.3867W,26.2,58.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105739,5226.4138N,00204.2444W,30.7,58.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105755,5226.4379N,00204.1884W,7.0,86.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,105811,5226.4052N,00204.1998W,15.3,359.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,112337,5226.4006N,00204.2076W,4.7,207.0,FALSE,,,,
>\$LOG,123922,5226.4031N,00204.2079W,5.4,305.0,FALSE,,,,
>
>
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