Coordinates for geokit

i’m trying geokit and loving it, but i’m seeing really odd stuff on
distances, I’m wondering about the coordinates i’ve got in my DB. I
don’t think they’re standard format, they look like this.

east 6’41.6 north 45’24.8

Can anyone advise please ?

Someone said i can convert these with a regex ? that right ?

Maybe on the fly ?

Ok, thanks, noted re the google group - good point.

Anyone else help on this? Maybe I build a rake task to convert all the
values to floats with a regex? OR just convert these on the fly to
floats somehow with a regex.

Either way I could do with a hand, don’t know how to do it.

Quite happy to play around in script/console to check inputs and outputs
of regex’s.

I think geokit wants lat,lng as floats (or something it can easily
convert into floats with to_f). It’s hard to tell from the API whether
distance_from is processed in rails or using SQL trig functions. Since
geokit does a lot of processing on the database side rather than in
rails, it may be easier if you can find some way to store your data in
that format.

Also: this may be get you more expert help with geokit:

On Sep 20, 12:19 am, bingo bob [email protected]