Re: RE: Surveyors: DMS vs UTM -- comments, please...
Posted by Lara on May 02, 2002 at 21:58:07:
In Reply to: RE: Surveyors: DMS vs UTM -- comments, please... posted by Last Chance Rand on May 02, 2002 at 14:47:43:
>>I prefer UTM's as it is much easier to visualize the distance to a destination when given as meters rather than DMS. I know how far 10,000 meters is -- but how far is 2 Degrees, 16 Minutes and 34 Seconds?!?<<
I can't visualize distances at all - haven't a clue how far 10,000 meters is - I can figure out a hundred yards because it is the size of football field! So I rather like DMS - I can see the map pages in my head sorta - with those numbers.