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    Default Easting or Westing

    When you are giving a longitude West of the Greenwich Meridian line, should you refer to it as being an 'Easting' or a 'Westing'

    (the actual coordinates are preceded with a W)

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    West of Grenwich with a W are westings (Shown as negative when not using E or W in the coords) The others, heading East from Grenwich, are eastings.

    Northings, N, north of the equator are shown as positive and southings, S, south of the equator are shown as negative.
    Last edited by Just Roger; 8th June 2008 at 04:56 PM. Reason: Fingers not doing the right things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    When you are giving a longitude West of the Greenwich Meridian line, should you refer to it as being an 'Easting' or a 'Westing'
    Why not just refer to it as a longitude?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan White View Post
    Why not just refer to it as a longitude?
    It gets very confusing living very near the meridian :wacko:

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