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    Default Route Editor - using metric degrees.

    Just a word of warning for those who haven't spotted it.

    The Geometry Extractor and Route Editor appear to be using decimal degrees (to .9999 of a degree) rather than degrees and minutes. So after getting your latitude and longitude, you need to convert the minutes, e.g. in MTS parlance 58deg and 45' = 58.7500 degrees.

    Time to dig out that calculator...

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    chomko Guest

    Default RE: Route Editor - using metric degrees.

    You don't need to do any calculating at all. Go to topozone.com and cange the lat lon to from degrees, minutes, seconds to the decimal xx.xxxxx value. Then use the topomaps to pin point your track if it exists - if not you should be able to apporximate the route by seeing the grading where the old railroad passed through hills and valleys.

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    Simtrain Guest

    Default RE: Route Editor - using metric degrees.

    >Just a word of warning for
    >those who haven't spotted it.
    >
    >
    >The Geometry Extractor and Route Editor
    >appear to be using decimal
    >degrees (to .9999 of a
    >degree) rather than degrees and
    >minutes. So after getting your
    >latitude and longitude, you need
    >to convert the minutes, e.g.
    >in MTS parlance 58deg and
    >45' = 58.7500 degrees.
    >
    >Time to dig out that calculator...
    >
    so one minute equals ??? decimal degree




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