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State your position

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by Steve M, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Steve M

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  2. bushwacker bob

    bushwacker bob Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Well explained. My geography teacher taught us Lat and long by saying 'in the house THEN up the stairs'
     
  3. EdS

    EdS Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    More importantly know which map datum you are using.
    A lat long ref in wgs84 isn't the same NAD27. Although WGS 84 us pretty much the default standard these days, still need to check
     
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    Aye, eastings then northings
     
  5. Steve M

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    Is it really more important?
     
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    Keeps me up a night.
     
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    I thought this was a 'Your position' thread, well I'm lying down trying to transfer my video collection to new external drives for still more back up and flicking through internet sites. I have 'Invaders from Mars' 1953 on in the background, dam good film.
     
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    The simplest method I would recommend is to set your gps to this format: hddd.ddddd to avoid the need for referring to asterisks, hyphens, commas thereby increasing the risk of communication misunderstandings made worse by possible heat/cold/injury etc etc
    A text message would read N45.217850 E0.099178 (great place btw!)
    or by voice North 45 degrees point 217850 East Zero degrees point 099178
    Works on the KISS principle.

    and an easy way to remember which is latitude and which is longitude is that an aircraft runs along a runway before going up. (VTOL's excepted!)
    Hence horizontal lines = Latitude (your 'runway')
    Longitude vertical lines= up (or think of them a the longer side of orange segments, the orange being planet earth.)
     
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  9. Steve M

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    Yes, your lines OF latitude run horizontal, but the coordinate represents how N/S you are, so it's more up than across.

    It's much like saying lines of X run vertically. Not so clear :)

    Steve
     
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    [​IMG] a little something to help illustrate my comment to help you understand Steve :0)
    Runways are horizontal and run parallel to each other
    Aircraft roll down these then climb :0) - it's just an imagery to help navigation newbies ;0)
     

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