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GPS Coordinate Conversion

The GPS coordinates on Google Earth are not the same format as the ones my Lowrance GPS uses. How do I convert from the Google format?

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Just take the last 2 pairs of numbers and divide them by 6.
Example if it is 37 38 it would then be 623.

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