You'll often find degrees given in decimal degrees (121.135°) instead of the more common degrees, minutes, and seconds (121°8'6"). However, it's easy to convert from
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Divide by sixty 27.500/60 = .45833 The 27.5' are called "minutes" because they represent 1/60 of a degree each. It's not a great name. The "minutes" are presumably
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sorry, a typo in my code: i have chr(34)&chr(34), but it should be chr(34)&chr(39) so, correct code is: <cfset degrees_lat = (listlast(latitude, chr(34)&chr(39))/60
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To convert a fraction to a decimal you simply divide the bottom number in the fraction into the top number in the fraction and this will result in a decimal.
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