58. Coordinate Formats¶
This chapter briefly describes the recognized coordinate formats in flight plan position dialogs and userpoint dialogs.
The input field shows a message below which indicates if the coordinates
were recognized and shows the translated coordinates in the preset
format as chosen in dialog
Options on tab Units. A red message
is shown in case of error.
Check the displayed translated coordinates to verify that your input was parsed correctly.
Latitude has to be first and longitude second.
N/S and E/W designators are required except for the signed formats. Case does not matter.
Degree, minute and second signs can be omitted if numbers are separated by spaces.
A space is only required to separate latitude and longitude or degrees/minutes/seconds if no unit signs are used.
Decimal separator can be period (English) or the locale dependent separator like e.g. comma (German).
All dialogs show the read coordinates below the input field in the curretly configured coordinate format.
See Units for more information.
You can directly paste coordinates from the Wikipedia like
40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W into the fields.
58.2. Signed Decimal Formats¶
For the coordinate formats
Latitude and Longitude with sign and
Longitude and Latitude with sign:
- Latitude: Negative is south and positive is north.
- Longitude: Negative is west and positive is east values.
Choosing these display formats will also enable input of signed decimal
values. The reading order for coordinates (
Latitude and Longitude versus
Longitude and Latitude)
will also change depending on
the chosen format if entering signed numbers.
The reading order will not change if the input field uses
58.3. Other Formats¶
These have to be given exactly as shown in the examples.
- Degrees and minutes:
- Degrees only
- Degrees and minutes
- Degrees, minutes and seconds
- Degrees and minutes in pair
- NAT type
- Degrees, minutes and seconds:
N49° 26' 41.57" E9° 12' 5.49"or
49° 26' 41.57" N 9° 12' 5.49" E
- Degrees and decimal minutes:
N54* 16.82' W008* 35.95',
N 52 33.58 E 13 17.26or
49° 26.69' N 9° 12.09' E
- Decimal degrees only:
49.4449° N 9.2015° Eor
N 49.4449° E 9:2015°