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From: "Alan Wood" <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] The RootsMagician is a genius!
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 11:43:32 -0500
Thanks, Alfred. That's good to know. Pity it doesn't include Deg,
Decimal-Min as I see that format occasionally as well.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of
> Alfred Eller
> Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 10:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [RMagic] The RootsMagician is a genius!
> If you happen to have Family Atlas, there is a coordinate
> converter in it's tools menu.
> You can enter the coordinates or you can put in a place and
> it will give you the coordinates in either Deg, Min, Sec. or
> Decimal Deg and then let you convert them to the other if you want.
> Alfred D. Eller
> Alan Wood wrote:
> > Coordinates may be expressed as Deg-Min-Sec as is standard
> in RootsMagic.
> > They may also be expressed in Deg-Min(decimal) or
> Deg(decimal). This
> > does not mean that they are incorrect but simply that they must be
> > converted to Deg-Min-Sec in order to be acceptable to RootsMagic.
> > Having been faced with that on numerous occasions, I
> created a small
> > spreadsheet to allow me to easily convert between any of the above
> > coordinates formats. If anyone is interested in having this
> > spreadsheet, contact me off-list and I will send it to you. I can
> > provide it in either Excel or in QuattroPro so let me know
> which you prefer.
> > If the "RootsMagician" could add the ability to enter in any of the
> > formats with an automatic conversion to his preferred format, that
> > would be a handy little gadget.
> > Alan
> > Genealogy: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~alanwood/
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