GPS Numbers Conversion Question

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by hawgs, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. hawgs

    hawgs Member

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    Not sure where a thread might this go, if it is in the wrong section... feel free to move it.

    I am trying to convert long/lat numbers to upload to my Raymarine C120. I wanted to check and make sure I am converting the long/lat numbers correctly.

    I understand that something like:
    95 30' 45" converts to 95 30.75' (45 divded by 60 = .75)

    but where I am confused is when the seconds are greater than 60 like:
    27 49' 595"
    would this convert to 27 58.91667"?

    I am headed out this weekend and want to make sure that I am inputting these correctly. :)