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    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    Now where is my conversion chart??????????

    See my post #7 above for a useful link
    Yep Wal found mine which agrees.

    Mine is actually an XL spreadsheet that I've put together over a number of years from various sources.

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    The bottom line shows what's included.

    The actual place in named "Elizabeth Reef" and has been the resting place for many vessels over many years.

    Here's a shot from a plane.

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    However, the venture looks unlikely given the shortage of Petrol Stations along the way and the distance from Mooloolaba being 371NM

    Even if we had enough fuel to get there, there is the small matter of getting back.

    Further investigation is needed.
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    Even the simpler Google Maps can handle coordinates, and you don't need the degrees symbol, it seems to figure it out if you just put a space between the degrees, minutes and seconds. Just type it into the search bar. 29 57 25S, 159 04 32E
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.Cov View Post
    Even the simpler Google Maps can handle coordinates, and you don't need the degrees symbol, it seems to figure it out if you just put a space between the degrees, minutes and seconds. Just type it into the search bar. 29 57 25S, 159 04 32E
    Well I copied and pasted the coordinates as both you and Wainui presented them and no luck with either.

    Maybe my version of Google Earth thinks Degrees - Minutes - Seconds is so old fashioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Well I copied and pasted the coordinates as both you and Wainui presented them and no luck with either.

    Maybe my version of Google Earth thinks Degrees - Minutes - Seconds is so old fashioned.
    Well heres something to ponder over ( something for a Saturday)

    Just downloaded Google Earth and installed, Same results on Web Based.

    Original coordinates as post #1 AND after looking where Walone posted where it actually is, two different results.

    Its Stumped:

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    Found it

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    Apart from the spaces its the same - removed them an nada - still didn't work.

    BM just as a test, google the location ( this link may work) https://www.google.co.nz/search?sour...sclient=psy-ab

    Then Copy / paste the coordinates on the right into your search on Google Earth see if it opens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post

    BM just as a test, google the location ( this link may work) https://www.google.co.nz/search?sour...sclient=psy-ab

    Then Copy / paste the coordinates on the right into your search on Google Earth see if it opens.
    Worked perfectly. I wonder if it is the .0 Seconds?
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    OK, found THIS
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    I find it quite annoying the G earth doesn't have the option to use the local NZ grids as used on Topo maps

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