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Understanding various Lat / Long formats - help requested


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I'm currently based in Kenya, using Sky Demon for VFR navigation. I'm attempting to add Visual Reporting points and Airstrips to my Sky Demon installation, for use by other local pilots.

I've got the local data for lat/long from various sources, including a comprehensive database of several hundred airstrips supplied by the Aero Club of East Africa, but finding it difficult to convert the info into the degrees/minute/seconds format that Sky Demon requires.

I've researched this Forum, asked SD mission control and hit the internet, but haven't found a solution. 

Here are the two formats which I'm struggling with:

a) Lat / Long entry in the KCAA AIP format:

S 01° 19,76
E 036° 52,68

b) Lat / Long in the AeroClub of East Africa database format

S 00°48.100’
E 36°24.700’

Any guidance would be seriously appreciated.

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MarkusM - 7/31/2019 10:34:36 AM

Thanks, Markus, but no, it doesn't.

It also doesn't help that I can't understand the format of the original lat/long figs.

Edited 7/31/2019 1:26:16 PM by 2greens1red
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I received a reply on another forum (thanks, Alex) which answers my original question:

(a)
1 degree and 19.76 minutes South, 36 degrees 52.68 minutes East
also more traditionally
1 degree 19 minutes and 0.76 × 60 = 46 seconds South, 36 degrees 52 minutes and 0.68 × 60 = 41 seconds East

(b)
0 degree and 48.1 minutes South, 36 degrees 24.7 minutes East
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S004806E0362442

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