Originally Posted by El Pinguino
I think the google people should stick to 'street view' .. the above makes no sense at all ... decimals of a minute followed by the seconds of arc
Its different, I'll grant them that..
It makes perfect sense. If you want to work in DMS.
It is not decimals of a minute, it is decimals of a second.
39 degrees, 9 minutes and 7.0 second North
20 degree 34 minutes and 1.0 seconds East
How else would you show the location down to 3 meters if you want to use degrees, minutes and seconds?
But that's actually not an accurate representation of that location.
Maps works with locations as decimal degrees to 6 decimal places. If you follow that link and look at the marker, you will see that the location is shown as: 39.151957, 20.566944 which is roughly to the nearest 11cm !
(When someone gives me a Maps location like that, I generally ask them which side of the front door they are referring to