: Entering latitude coordinates in nav



eamc
03-31-07, 06:02 PM
Using the World icon in Destination input, in STS Navigation, you can enter latitude and longitude. Does anybody know the format? Do you include degree signs ' for minutes and " for seconds? Or is it N 38 39 13 or N 39 39' 13" or N 38 39 13.52 etc. ??

The manual does not say.

Curious George
04-01-07, 04:33 PM
Call the Customer Assistance Center (1-800-458-8006). If the generalists can't answer your question they'll transfer you to their nav system specialists who can. I'll follow your progress, because I'm curious.

eamc
04-02-07, 10:10 AM
I found the answer: Google Earth gives you the coordinates including hundredths of a second - well, discard these and just keep, say N 38 04 57 if Google says N 38 04 56.71 When you enter these in Destination, Nav provides a little round degree sign separator when you enter 38, then a ' sign after 04, then a " sign after 57. It stores the address as a number-and-street if it is in an urban area, and probably as "so-and-so state park" if it is a point of interest. Just degrees (no hundredths) takes you right where you want to go.

I have another problem though: I changed my e-mail address to gmail, which Cadillac Owners will not accept, along with yahoo, sbcglobal, etc. What to do? :confused:

Curious George
04-02-07, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the information.