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Rounding error in Lat/Long

Posted by Bruce Kelley  
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Bruce Kelley February 13, 2018 10:27PM
The WGS84 Latitude and Longitude has a rounding error such that it can end up with X° Y' 60'' rather than the correct X° Y+1' 0".
An example can be found here: https://www.mindat.org/loc-19989.html


Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 68° 52' 60'' North , 140° 17' 60'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 68.8833333333, 140.3
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David Von Bargen February 14, 2018 09:21AM
It's a bug that got fixed in the location edit, but some of the previously generated lat/long are still in the database.
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Uwe Kolitsch February 14, 2018 10:57AM
David: can you find out how many datasets? If manually fixing them would be too time-consuming, could this be done by some kind of search-and-replace method?
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David Von Bargen February 14, 2018 11:12AM
It is only a problem in the longitude field. There are 2300 records.
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