[Taxacom] Impossible geocodes

Robin Leech releech at telus.net
Thu Jan 22 18:51:32 CST 2015


Minutes and seconds do not go above 60. 

So to confirm Fred, thus 67 degrees, 16.86' N; 16 degrees 37.77' W. 
(Sorry, my program will not print degrees)
Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Fred Schueler
Sent: January-22-15 4:18 PM
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Impossible geocodes

Quoting Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz>:

> Is there a site that will nicely batch test lat/longs and report 
> formatting errors?
>
> 67º16'86''N; 16º37'77''W

* when I've seen these they mean:

  67º 16.86' N; 16º 37.77' W

...if this is the case, 34% of the mis-punctuated batches should be impossible.

fred.
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