Perfect for SAR, Geo-caching, Aviation, or anyone simply interested in mapping.
Primarily, this App just performs simple math. More importantly, It first detects which one of the possible formats the coordinate was entered as. This prevents the user from having to spend time tapping between multiple input boxes, or wading through a plethora of configuration options. Once the App determines the input type, it then converts that number into other formats.
A couple of our developers volunteer with a local Search and Rescue organization and others do the same with an Aero Squadron. It became clear that, even though within a local area, neither group used the same coordinate system.
In most areas, Search and Rescue typically use one GPS coordinate system, while another Search and Rescue Team, Law Enforcement Agency, Fire Department, other First Responder Groups, may use another. However, when this App first became available, it was quickly learned that this problem was not isolated to these teams.
For example, one agency inside any given city / county may use one GPS coordinate system, while another may use something different. Additionally, when one of these agencies travels outside of its local area, they are sure to want to communicate easily with an agency that uses another system.
Of course, there are a multitude of other personal and commercial entities that need to communicate a location in a format different that what it is currently stored in.
Innovative Concepts is proud to offer this free App to help solve this communications hardship...
Press the "Get Current Location" icon or manually enter any coordinate and this App will convert whatever was entered into other commonly used coordinate formats.
The input boxes auto-detect the entry from the following formats:
✔ Decimal Degrees (D.d) → Enter as 12.345678
✔ Degrees, Decimal Minutes (D M.m) → Enter as 12 34.5678
✔ Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (D M S.s) → Enter as 12 34 56.78
✔ UTM → Enter as 12 + 123456 1234567
Upon pressing "Go", the App will convert the coordinates entered into:
✔ Decimal Degrees → 12.345678°
✔ Degrees, Decimal Minutes → 12° 34.5678'
✔ Degrees, Minutes, Seconds → 12° 34' 56.78"
✔ UTM → 12 N 123456 1234567
✔ Automatically detects input format
✔ Multiple keyboard shortcuts
✔ You can copy the results
✔ You can select which output formats are displayed
✔ You can override all coordinate symbols
✔ You can specify the latitude / longitude separator text
✔ You have the option to automatically load and convert the current GPS location on App start
✔ You can transfer the results to Google Maps (or any other capable mapping app)
✔ Add option to continuously update / convert current location.
✔ Add more input/output formats.(Such as MGRS)