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Lat & Lon getting trimmed

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by dave23, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. dave23

    dave23 New Member

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    I tried to search for this issue, but didn't find anything on it. I apologize if it has already been addressed.

    Does anyone know why the Picture Gallery trims my Coordinates when I put them in? It seems to be rounding to the thousandths place. I guess it's not a huge deal. At that resolution, you are within 200 feet or so, but it seems like if your device has the accuracy, or you can geocode it accurately enough, the digits should remain.
     
  2. JFB

    JFB Gold Senior Member
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    Try again now.
    How many digits do you need?
     
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    JFB Gold Senior Member
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    Is that enough digits?
    What is the max. that would ever be needed?
     
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  5. dave23

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    I think that 6 significant digits is sufficient.

    At 7 significant, you are talking differences of less than 4 inches. in other words the distance from
    47.0000000, -100.0000000
    to
    47.0000009, -100.0000009
    is about 3 or 4 inches

    Thanks again for following up, and fixing it.
     
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    amazing how accurate the GPS can get
     

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