Using the tiger.census.gov
server to locate the Paul Charles Construction Company in McGregor, Texas
As an example: These
are the "actual readings" (from the GPS unit) while standing at the front
door of Paul Charles Construction Company:
31 Degrees 27.249 Minutes
Because of the differences between hardware (and/or software)
you must convert the Degrees, Minutes, and Decimal Minutes used by the
GPS units, to Decimal Degrees used by the tiger.census server. (refer
to your GPS user manual)
-97 Degrees 22.643 Minutes
Degrees, Minutes and Hundredths of Minutes <to> Decimal
Reference the tiger map server:
Go to the server (above) and change the "fields" as described
|Replace the default lat/lon position numbers with the
new location coordinates (in the fields to the right).
As a beginning point, use 0.300 for the map width and
||The map (that will be served to you) is of McGregor,
A small town just West of Waco, Texas (At the Intersection
of Hwy's 84 and 317).
||For a more detailed view of the area, simply change the
Map Width and Map Height, to 0.030 (degrees).
Map Scale is approximately: 1:27259
|Use the "place a marker option" adding a Large Red Dot
marker (or other) to precisely locate PC Construction.
Type in an appropriate label
|The "served map image" contains a Large Red Dot at the
front door of Paul Charles Construction Company.
(All map images are reduced to conserve file space)
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