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Importing POIs to DeLorme Street Atlas places icons in the middle of the Indian Ocean
Al Nelson
I have used S&T for many years and I am now trying out Delorme Street Atlas. I have many files of POIs that I have used in S&T and would like to use them in Street Atlas. Some work OK but others, using the same format, (Longtitude, Latitude, name in Excel) place the icons in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The lists that are placed correctly and the ones that end up in the ocean are identical except for the lat. and long. Any ideas?
Al
tcassidy
The likelihood if it that far off is the minus (-) sign is missing from the beginning of the longitude number. Maybe it was lost in the translation.

Terry
Al Nelson
I made sure the minus sign was in there and I tried it with the minus sign out and it made no difference. The strange thing is that the locations of both files are in south east BC. But they are put into the ocean off East Africa, right on the equator. So both the long and lat don't come anywhere near matching.
tcassidy
Are you using the same format on both ends? D-M-S, decimal degrees or degrees decimal minutes.

Terry
Al Nelson
I use decimal degrees on both sete. I have tried the files as Excel file and notepad file and always the same results. I put the files side by side and they appear identical except for the different lat -long numbers. One works(Tim Horton's loctions), icons are where they belong; the other, (Rest Areas) comes up on the equater off East Africa.
tcassidy
Sounds like the lat and long are interchanged. It is very difficult to guess though. Maybe you should compare a working and non working one to see what the numbers actually say.

Or create a waypoint where a rest stop is supposed to be and compare its numbers to the ones in the excel file.

Terry
Al Nelson
I've given up on it for now, my trip starts Thursday. Everything is the same in both files, some of the POIs from each file are within a kilom of each other. I guess it's some anomaly. I'm new to this program, used S&T for many years but I thought I would try this Delorme which has been in my laptop for years but I never used it before.
Thanks for your help.
Al
tcassidy
Unless you are used to an old version of S&T, the SA one is going to really be out of date.

terry
Larry
Al - sometimes I see all my imported POI showing up in the Indian ocean when I have the Latitude and Longitude values swapped. For North America the minus one (-) is the longitude.
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