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Mar 02, 2012, 06:24 AM
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 Originally Posted by frank48 Can't find the aircraft position in google earth, how do I do it ? Anyone like to answer my stupid question?

Not quite sure I understand what you mean? You just wanna take the coordinates and put them into google earth yourself?

Let's take this picture as an example:

Coordinates from picture:
5601.2295 N
1229.3435 E

Unfortunately there is more than one standard when it comes to GPS-coordinates. Some of them are:
1) Degrees/minutes/seconds
2) Degree/decimal/minutes

In this case only the last coordinates differ from the way it's shown in google earth. The last 4 numbers (2295 and 3435) is decimal, where as it's minutes or seconds in google earth. That means, that you need to convert the coordinates.
2295 * (60/100) = 1377
3435 * (60/100) = 2061

Write this directly into google earth, and you will see the position of my plane in that picture.
56° 01' 13.77", 12° 29' 20.61"