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    Years ago I used to be able to enter co-ordinates into Google Earth and it would take me to that place.

    However, I can’t find, or remember, how it was done.

    Anyone know?

    For anyone interested I want to go to 29° 57’ 25” S - 159° 04’ 32’’ E to look at the satellite view.

    And, for a bit of fun, where is it I want to go?
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    God knows why you want to go there, and we won't ask. It looks like an uninhabited atoll north of Lord Howe.

    Using Google Earth on my Android, I just entered the coordinates in the search bar exactly as you gave them. Good luck.
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    Well done Wal.

    It’s a little known fishing spot, but not for the faint hearted.

    Hence my wish to look before I leap.

    Well, there is something wrong with my Google Earth, because it wont accept co-ordinates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Well, there is something wrong with my Google Earth, because it wont accept co-ordinates.
    Not just you, mine didn't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    Not just you, mine didn't either.
    That's interesting. Thanks.
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    -35.383627, 174.343627

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    Ok BM, here we go ... I downloaded Google Earth on my PC so we could talk the same language.

    1. Convert the coordinates to decimals ... here's a good app to do this Convert Lat and Long to decimals Click HERE

    29° 57’ 25” S - 159° 04’ 32’’ E will convert to -29.9569444 159.0755556

    2. Enter the decimal values in Google Earth search. Be sure to enter a minus value for the south latitude otherwise you'll end up in the China Sea somewhere

    3. Here's the global positioning image

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    Your atoll is due North of Lord Howe

    4. Zoom in

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    5. Watch the rocks, and go fishing; good luck

    6. PM me for my address to courier me some of the catch

    Last edited by WalOne; 17-10-2020 at 07:34 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofthesea View Post
    -35.383627, 174.343627
    Ahhh, done in decimals seems to work.

    Now where is my conversion chart??????????

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    Now where is my conversion chart??????????

    See my post #7 above for a useful link
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    Its defiantly something with how the original coordinates been written, the Degrees etc still work. if you enter in S 37° 0' 29.6928", E 174° 47' 6.1296 That works fine.

    Wouldn't be at all surprised if Google have "Changed things for the better and improved " again

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