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Post  madmax800 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:44 pm

I have been sent a coordinate to check out but need to know how to read it, Can I just look at the area on google earth
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Post  MS on Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:52 pm

madmax800 wrote:can some 1 with GPS exp please help now

Yes just type in the Cord
ie 34 51.227'S, 137 08.127'E example only
in the {fly to } search at top left hand side of Google Earth
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Post  madmax800 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:23 pm

the cords i have have a differennt e numbers 143.731589.

Google wont accept these
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Post  MS on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:31 pm

madmax800 wrote:the cords i have have a differennt e numbers 143.731589.

Google wont accept these

The 143.731589 number should be the second number ie East number ie E
it is important you put in the correct order and put in all marks' and dots .
Should work or you could look at Google map zoom in and move pointer till it shows
the correct cord at bottom of screen
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Post  madmax800 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:36 pm

I know that the 2nd number, its the east .number but google wont accept the 73 part...143.731589 ???
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Post  davsgold on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:37 pm

Hi madmax

For eg: this will locate Laverton WA -28.622388 122.411003.

In the tools / options section you can change between the lat / long and UTM type of coordinate systems if you want to

But you must put in the - sign when using the type of coordinate you have described.

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Post  MS on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:50 pm

madmax800 wrote:I know that the 2nd number, its the east .number but google wont accept the 73 part...143.731589 ???

Try 143 73 15 89'E with the spaces put in
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Post  geof_junk on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:51 pm

select tool
options
at show lat long---select decimal degrees

try "Sovereign Hill" lat=-37.5751166667, lon=143.8659
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Post  madmax800 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:02 pm

geof_junk wrote:select tool
options
at show lat long---select decimal degrees

try "Sovereign Hill" lat=-37.5751166667, lon=143.8659


Thankyou, I think you solved the puzzle for me.

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Post  MS on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:07 pm

Your right
Google won't accept the 73 as it wont allow above 60 in that position.
I have no idea except the cord is not correct that you have been given.
Sorry thats all I know someone else might be able to help
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Post  24kt on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:56 am

Hi , not meaning to hijack this thread and not starting a new thread thought i would post in this one which might assist other people who come across these types of GPS co-ordinated and need to convert them to familiar units used these days.

Can someone explain these GPS co-ordinates units/readings 02/62/800 & 58/57/700 , any help would be appreciated.

I have been scratching my head trying to figure out what they mean ? with no success even trying a yahoo search to assistance.

GPS Coordinates Explained
http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-corner/reading/GPS-Coordinates.htm

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Understanding GPS Coordinates Empty topographical maps Vic australia scales/grids mathematics - LOCATE A POINT USING GRID COORDINATES‏

Post  24kt on Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:53 am

24kt wrote:Hi , not meaning to hijack this thread and not starting a new thread thought i would post in this one which might assist other people who come across these types of GPS co-ordinated and need to convert them to familiar units used these days.

Can someone explain these GPS co-ordinates units/readings 02/62/800 & 58/57/700 , any help would be appreciated.

I have been scratching my head trying to figure out what they mean ? with no success even trying a yahoo search to assistance.

GPS Coordinates Explained
http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-corner/reading/GPS-Coordinates.htm

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DamIt .............in response to my delamer ................... LOL talking to myself .................. seems the Prospect guide booklet I purchased say GPS co-ordinates are some what misleading in the front cover title. The title should of read " Topographical maps Vic POINT USING GRID COORDINATES‏ " not the words "GPS co-ordinates (WSG84)"

One has to purchase additional maps to make the booklet more of a guide to work with the GPS ( GRID COORDINATES‏) reference points listed in it for that specific map used to obtain these so-called GPS co-ordinates.

I was baffled by the so called GSP co-ordinates " GPS 02/62/800 & 58/57/700 " they listed in the guide and after some searching and studying a old street directory it became clear to me what the auther was doing they are actaul grid references of old maps of particulars areas in question in the guide.

I telephone the place i purchased the guide and request to purchase the required topographical Maps for the guide the author used. I was informed these maps are no longer in print. So will attempt to make head/tails of these so called GPS co-ordinates. Will purchase maps of area and hopefully can find the places. I must mention it shouldn't be too difficult to find all the araes as there are track/street/road/highway crude map(s) drawings in the booklet. Once I'm at these location will get proper GSP co-ordinates, Embarassed LOL

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Post  Detrackozi on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:07 pm

24K

The map that is no longer in print does it have a name we might have a Digital copy that you can have to work out your location.

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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:33 pm

24kt wrote:I was baffled by the so called GSP co-ordinates " GPS 02/62/800 & 58/57/700 " they listed in the guide and after some searching and studying a old street directory it became clear to me what the auther was doing they are actaul grid references of old maps of particulars areas in question in the guide.


G'day 24kt, You are quite right in saying that these are not GPS co-ords, they are in fact UTM's. To find this location in UTM I need to know what zone they are from, the map should state what zone it is taken from, ie. 54H or 55H etc. Without that information the UTM could be from any zone around the world, with that zone information I can then give you the GPS location.

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Post  Detrackozi on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:33 pm

Adrian

If he is in oz it will be Trentham
UTM Aus66
Z55 E-262800.4 N-5857700.1

UTM Aus66
Lat-37.23.8206
Long-144.19.2234

Would still be good to see the old out of print map to show others on how to read them.

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Post  24kt on Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:44 am

Detrackozi wrote:Adrian

If he is in oz it will be Trentham
UTM Aus66
Z55 E-262800.4 N-5857700.1

UTM Aus66
Lat-37.23.8206
Long-144.19.2234

Would still be good to see the old out of print map to show others on how to read them.

David

Hi Guys , and yes the area is Trentham & Blackwood booklet guide and amongst many other guide booklets prospect/panning for gold I see more so-called GPS co-ordinates which are direct (x.y) cartesian co-ordinates from topographical maps.

I acquired a latest Australian Government Geosciences Australia topographical map of the areas mention in the guide booklet the scale is 1:50,000 instead of 1:25,000 but while in the shop browsing the map I could actually correlate these GPS readings printed in the booklet.

Also Australian Government Geosciences Australia have a " Map Reading Guide " which is a very interesting read. Also demonstrates examples method of converting Lat/long numbers

Yes indeed it would of been nice to see the old maps just for curiosity reasons but tried many other shops on the off chance they had some old stock laying around but seems the gold fever has exhausted their existence. Just will have to keep a eye out on garage sales and talking to other armature/hobbyist gold prospectors on the likely hood they possess any copies of the older maps in question. Easy to have office works photocopy myself a set .

My map reading ability is limited to a street directory's like the Meways and so on but to utilize a compass and hiking around with a map of a area and finding my way back to civilization would really be put to the test. So now I have starting to grasp the concept of map reading in conjunction with a compass because one can see the importance of understanding maps/magnetic compass as there will be a day when my hand garmin GPS eTrex unit will let me down for what ever reason in the bush.

using Map and Compass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lry-yKYwW38

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Post  Detrackozi on Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:00 pm

24K


Know need to buy a map of the area why don't you just download them from here I have given you two download links that will Ref: to your Booklet.

Just look under Product Type* and click on the Download Info you will have to fill a form of your detials but its all free.

Trentham 1:50 000 geological map

http://dpistore.efirst.com.au/product.asp?pID=293&cID=30

Trentham geological parish plan - 1:31 680 (Year-1958)

http://dpistore.efirst.com.au/product.asp?pID=926&cID=23

It going to be a wet weekend so now you have loads of maps to download and view.
http://dpistore.efirst.com.au/categories.asp?cID=4

Trentham area Booklet
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/211217

2005 Walk with note this will keep you bussy the hole 50 pages.
http://www.bushwalkingvictoria.org.au/forms/fed_walk_2005.pdf

http://maps.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&x=144.322241603973&y=-37.3898224195358&w=29392&h=29392&i=554&j=554&p=298664&pp=298664&fc=1&zix=6%2E10610516180699E%2D04&mpsec=0#map



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Post  Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:54 pm

Good line of post, cheers cheers

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Post  luck on Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:25 pm

The simplest way to find the gps coordinates in several geocoding formats,

http://www.map-gps-coordinates.com

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