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VBOX Latitude and Longitude Calculations

Latitude = Latitude (mins) * 100,000 (**311924579 = 3119.24579** Minutes North). Latitude highest bit indicates north/south hemisphere. 0=north, 1=south, Bit 7 in Status is also set.

Divide the minutes by 60 to get degrees - 3119.24579/60 = 51.98742983 degrees.

Then subtract the round degree number from this result and multiply the remainder by 60 to get the minutes 0.98742983 * 60 = 59.24579

So combining the two degrees and minutes results gives **51 degrees 59.24579Minutes**

Longitude = Longitude (Mins) * 100,000 (__5882246 = 58.82246__ Minutes West). Longitude highest bit indicates east/west of Greenwich meridian. 0=west,1=east. Bit 6 in Status is also set.

In this case the number of minutes is less than 60 so there is no need to divide by 60 to get a degrees component.

The form below will convert two locations from either racelogic CAN format (minutes * 100,000) or racelogic .VBO file format (minutes) into degrees and calculate the distance between the two locations.

Please note that this calculation is assuming an altitude of 0, there will be a small error in the results for locations that are significantly above or below sea level.

For conversions that take altitude into consideration or batch conversion of multiple locations use the VBOX file processor.

Location 1 | CAN latitude | CAN longitude | |

VBO latitude | VBO longitude | ||

Location 2 | CAN latitude | CAN longitude | |

VBO latitude | VBO longitude |

Location 1 | Latitude = Not set | Longitude = Not set |

Location 2 | Latitude = Not set | Longitude = Not set |

Separation | N/A | N/A |

At location 1 | 1 minute north is N/A |

1 minute east is N/A |

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