[EpiData-list] GPS data format in EpiData?

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sun May 31 12:51:39 CDT 2009

Are the coordinates longitude and latitude? Would someone actually enter 
these or are they coming from a GPS file?

You need to treat the coordinates as strings.

You can create these strings if you enter degrees, minutes, seconds as 
numbers - see the Q&A on the list about creating ID numbers recently. If 
the coordinates come from a GPS, just keep them as strings.


Susie wrote:
> Has anyone figured out how to enter GPS coordinates in Epidata in a 
> form which preserves the structure so that they can be exported to 
> another program for analysis?  Thanks in advance for any help,

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