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    I am trying to calculate the area of my land. I have distance in meters 27.75M. And bearing reads S19-07W. how do I convert to digital to use the calculator here.

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    Line 1-2 S19-07W 27.73M
    Line 2-3 S77-24W 89.59M
    Line 3-4 N07-30W 24.67M
    Line 4-5 N63-19E 30.67M
    Line 5-6 N84-00E 27.58M
    Line 6-1 N84-07E 45.14M

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      Originally posted by David Paul Hales View Post
      Line 1-2 S19-07W 27.73M
      Line 2-3 S77-24W 89.59M
      Line 3-4 N07-30W 24.67M
      Line 4-5 N63-19E 30.67M
      Line 5-6 N84-00E 27.58M
      Line 6-1 N84-07E 45.14M
      The main problem is the quadrantal bearings east or west of north and south. Our traverse calculator uses bearings on a 0-360 basis. The other "problem" is deciding between decimal degrees or degrees minutes and seconds. If you use dms, separate the parts with a slash (/). It is used as a field separator, not as the division symbol.

      Quadrantal conversion
      NE: Use numeric value as is
      SE: Subtract numeric part from 180 (which you may need to represent as 17960' to handle "borrowing" for subtraction)
      SW: Add 180 to numeric part
      NW: Subtract numeric part from 360 (or 35960' if a "borrow" is involved)

      As example, your NW line 35960' - 730' = 35230', which you enter as 352/30. In the calculator, distance is the first field then the angle (You could also enter angle as 352.5).
      Your SW line is 257/24 in entry representation form or 257.25 in decimal degrees.

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