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My front door is at:

N 29° 53.103’

W 098° 27.415’

It is also at:

N 29° 53' 6.18"

W 098° 27' 24.9"

And furthermore, it is at:

N 29.88505°

W 098.456916°

Now, to me, the last one is the easiest, becasue it is just a number. However, Garmin uses the first one, with degrees and minutes and fractions of minutes.

Some maps give degrees, minutes, and seconds and fractons of seconds. It requires a calculator in any case to move from one format to the other.

One of the sites I use to preplan where I an going is Latitude/Longitude Postioin Finder whcih can be found at:

http://www.juggling.org/bin/un.cgi/map-find

It outputs data in Degrees and fractions, so to get data useful to Garmin, the decimal fraction of a degree must then be converted to minutes and fractions of minutes by multiplying by 60.

I am wondering if I am the only one that feels the annoyance of multiple methods of displaying the positioin data, or are there others that would feel their navigation was easier if the format was down to just one and if so, which of the three would you prefer?