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What coordinate formats are supported?

Author: Robert Taylor Reference Number: AA-00314 Views: 8687 Created: 2014-04-28 20:37 Last Updated: 2017-04-07 08:49 50 Rating/ 1 Voters

There are a number of different formats for entering coordinates in GPS software.

Some software supports lots of different formats, some support a few, and most support the more popular formats.

As an example, the Hema Office is located at:

27° 34' 41.9" S, 153° 5' 47.9" E

which is

27 degrees, 34 minutes, 41.8 seconds SOUTH, 153 degrees, 5 minutes 48.0 seconds EAST in Degrees, Minutes, Seconds format

which is

27.57830° S, 153.09666° E in Decimal Degrees format

which is

56S 509541E 6949519N in UTM format

So, you can see from this, that the same position can be represented in a number of ways.


The Hema Explorer app (on iOS and Android) supports:

  • Decimal Degrees (sometimes just referred to as "Degrees") [dd.dddd]
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds [ddmmss.ssss]
  • Degrees, Decimal Minutes [ddmm.mmmm]
  • UTM
  • MGRS

The Hema 4WD Maps app (on iOS) supports:

  • British National Grid
  • UTM on WGS84
  • Degrees [dd.dddd]
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds [ddmmss.ssss]
  • Degrees, Minutes [ddmm.mmmm]

The Hema Navigator range supports:

iGO [Street mode]

  • Degrees [dd.ddddd]
  • Degrees, Minutes [dd mm.mmm]
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds [dd mm ss.s]

OziExplorer [4WD mode]

  • Degrees [dd.ddddd]
  • Degrees, Minutes [dd mm.mmm]
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds [dd mm ss.s]
  • UTM
  • BNG
  • Irish
  • Swedish
  • User (TM)
  • Swiss (SUI)
  • NZG
  • NZTM2000
  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • French IV
  • Italy 1
  • Italy 2
  • VicMap-TM
  • VICGrid
  • MTSP2500
  • VICGrid94
  • MGRS


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