Getting started with geographical coordinates

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Fri Apr 3 16:28:29 EDT 2020


You get back lat and long in degrees and fractions of degrees, as a decimal numeral. For instance, I get latitude: 40.248676 and longitude: -111.651062, and for good measure altitude in meters at 1398.380493. Wow, now you all know exactly where I am!


> On Apr 3, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> This is cheeky but I can’t run up my mobile simulation today - can someone tell me the format of the geographical coordinates produced by mobileSensorReading et al. I mean, is say latitude just one integer showing seconds, or is it deg, min, sec - and are fractional seconds returned (so, floating point)? I shall find out for myself eventually but it would help a little to know now. AFAIKS there’s nothing in the LC documentation about it.
> Graham
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Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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