Started by wmackirdy, November 20, 2018, 04:08:46 pm
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Quote from: Eclipse on November 20, 2018, 07:01:29 pmMil-radians are more accurate as well. Should CAP require artillery compasses for all GTLs and report azimuths in mils?
Quote from: wmackirdy on November 20, 2018, 08:14:50 pmNow, could someone please explain the LatLong decimal system to me? Help?? I am guessing it is parts of one degree, but not sure.
Quote from: Blanding on November 20, 2018, 11:54:42 pmFor what it's worth, the G1000 and smaller Garmin aviation GPS units are capable of displaying lat/long, MGRS, and UTM. I'd happily switch the format to whatever is in use to coordinate with a ground team - not sure what the big deal there is.
Quote from: NIN on November 21, 2018, 02:16:19 amHey thanks Mike! That was literally one of the best things I've read on CAP Talk in a while
Quote from: GroundHawg on November 21, 2018, 03:34:32 pmas GT, we need to have the ability to work in multiple formats simultaneously.
Quote from: NIN on November 20, 2018, 08:01:47 pmQuote from: TheSkyHornet on November 20, 2018, 06:37:40 pmCome on, guys. MGRS!I MGRS quite well (shhh, my GPS is always set to MGRS...). However, you drop a set of MGRS coords on your average "customer," and they're going to give you this...I recall we used to get lat/long from AFRCC on SARSAT & 406mhz beacon GPS hits. Those of us who spoke MGRS/UTM had to scratch our heads and fire up our lat/long to UTM/MGRS converter (GeoTrans or similar). But not many local outfits worked in UT/MGRS, so back the other way we'd go.
Quote from: TheSkyHornet on November 20, 2018, 06:37:40 pmCome on, guys. MGRS!
QuoteAt FEMA, we're encouraging the adoption of the USNG for several reasons:It's simple to implement and easy to use.It provides interoperability, or a "common language", by making available a grid reference system that is seamless across jurisdictional boundaries. It provides scalability. Whether you have access to sophisticated geospatial software or are simply using a paper map, USNG can be used to pinpoint locations and make better operational decisions.GPS devices complement USNG. Most GPS receivers can translate GPS coordinates into the USNG grid.As an example of USNG's use, FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Response teams use it for positioning during search and rescue operations. It is just one component of a geo-referencing matrix that is used for planning, coordination and information sharing purposes.
Quote from: Eclipse on November 20, 2018, 06:03:50 pmSorry - strongly disagree. The civilian world lives in Lat/Long, not UTM.
Quote from: etodd on November 21, 2018, 08:03:12 pmFrom FEMA, one of CAPs largest customers:https://www.fema.gov/blog/2011-02-10/great-mapping-debate
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