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Offline weathergirl

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latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« on: September 15, 2008, 01:12:33 PM »
I believe there is a certain way to calculate the latitude and longitude settings for Image Salsa. I had to reinstall the program, and can't remember how, and I know I read it on the Ambient forum some time ago. Would anyone know the calculation?
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Re: latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 02:03:04 PM »
Ann-Marie,

The latitude and longitude just needs to be entered into Image Salsa.  File->Preferences.  I'm not sure what you mean by calculating the settings.
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Re: latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 04:42:00 PM »
Hi Jay: I am sure there was a more involved way to calculate the latitude and longitude coordinates for Image Salsa, I know because I used this calculation before. Maybe I'm imagining it...?
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Re: latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 06:02:23 PM »
Just enter them in Ann-Marie and you will be good to go. In all the years I've been running IS, I never remember hearing about anything special that needs to be done.




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Re: latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 06:36:41 PM »
I've never bothered to put the settings into ImageSalsa, only MovieSalsa.  But I don't use any sunrise/sunset tags in ImageSalsa either.

The formats do appear to be the same for ImageSalsa and MovieSalsa... whole number degrees in the first field; minutes and seconds in the second.  In the second field, the portion to the left of the decimal is the minutes; the portion to the right of the decimal is the number of seconds divided by 60.

My coordinates:
Latitude    37 21' 13.3"
Longitude -79 58' 41.6"

What I put into MovieSalsa:
Latitude   N  37 21.2217'
Longitude W 79 58.6933'

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Re: latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 06:29:20 AM »
I'm too lazy to do this conversion manually.  Here is a site that converts your coordinates to the desired format:
http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html
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Re: latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2008, 06:43:00 AM »
Unfortunately, the format used in IS/MS isn't strictly decimal or degrees/minutes/seconds, but a hybrid of the two; so that site won't help much, although it has been very useful for me for other purposes.

All you're really doing is using a calculator to divide the seconds by 60 and tacking the result on to the end of the minutes. 

I have a shortcut to the Windows calculator on my quick-launch toolbar so I can do calculations like this quickly.
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Re: latitude and longitude settings in Image Salsa
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008, 10:14:28 AM »
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All you're really doing is using a calculator to divide the seconds by 60 and tacking the result on to the end of the minutes

That's what I was thinking about, Kevin. Thanks, guys :)
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