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# Google maps vs Open Street Map

 1 Can i use osm data like longitude and latitude, to draw on google maps? Are the coordinates the same? asked 26 May '16, 17:39 PopaPetru 26●3●3●5 accept rate: 0% aseerel4c26 ♦ 32.6k●18●248●554

 5 Yes, but OSM uses decimal degrees with a positive sign for North and East and negative for South and West. For example New York USA as a lat long from its url of https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=11/40.7069/-73.9696 which means it is 40.7069 degrees N and 73.9696 degrees W. for the Northing If you multiply fractional bit-- .7069 by 60 you will then have minutes = 42.414' multiply .414 by 60 and you will have the seconds =24 . So NY is 40 deg 42 sec and 24 mins North. I think OSM's DD.dddd is easier don't you? GPXes can be used by OSM and Google. Hope this helps. Note Google can use OSM info, BUT we can't use Google Data to edit OSM. EDIT I have just used those co-ords N 40.7069 W 73.9696 and they work in Google Earth. answered 26 May '16, 19:11 andy mackey 13.2k●87●143●285 accept rate: 4% 1 Thx a lot :D (26 May '16, 20:11) PopaPetru
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