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attroll
11-11-2010, 10:18 AM
I want to set my home in the GSAK filter but I cannot remember how.

My coordinates are N 44 10.116 W 069 59.558 and no matter what conversion I use I can not get it to work. Here is the format GSAK is asking for.

# Latitude, Longitude
# Both the following formats are supported
#
# 32.7123, -101.2045
# S32 25.921, E 115 46.050
#
# To include a waypoint from the database
# use the format W,xxxxxx (xxxxxx = code)
# or just flag them and click on the button
# below this box.

brdad
11-11-2010, 10:23 AM
N 44 10.116 W 069 59.558 in decimal degrees is 44.168600,-69.992633.
There is a neat utility called Fizzycalc which does great job with conversions, projections, and more.

http://www.fizzymagic.net/Geocaching/FizzyCalc/

brdad
11-11-2010, 10:37 AM
Ok, full instructions:
In order to set your home location, or add a new location...

Most any coordinate format should work, no need to convert.

From the file menu, choose Tools, then choose Options, then choose Locations.

Type in a location name, then latitude, then longitude all separated by commas like this (You may or may not need the comma between the lon and lat depending on version):

Old470,44.5598,-69.626833
OR
Old470,N 44 33.588, W 69 37.610
OR
Old470,19T E 450219 N 4934243

Sabby
11-11-2010, 12:25 PM
And don't include the # in front of the data, I believe that makes it a note.

Haffy
11-11-2010, 06:34 PM
Yes don't include the # in front of the coordinates and you should be good to go.

attroll
11-11-2010, 10:26 PM
Thank you Brdad and others. Now I have to remember how to do the filters. I wish I could have made the GSAK event.

4ccnhikers
11-13-2010, 01:49 AM
This file (also mentioned in another thread), http://tinyurl.com/2c7kl34, is full of helpful specific directions. It's the PDF File used as the power point presentation during the GSAK class, and at this point, I would be lost without it. I think it would even be helpful if you didn't make it to the class.:)

attroll
11-13-2010, 09:51 AM
This file (also mentioned in another thread), http://tinyurl.com/2c7kl34, is full of helpful specific directions. It's the PDF File used as the power point presentation during the GSAK class, and at this point, I would be lost without it. I think it would even be helpful if you didn't make it to the class.:)
Wow. Thank you. This was very helpful.