Related discussion on the Kitelife forum, for our map over there...
Note, when you enter your location, you can use the same as you would with Google...
1. 123 Some St, Portland, OR
2. Some St and Other St, Portland, OR
3. Portland, OR
However vague you want to be, no problem.
It should work like this, let me know if you find out otherwise.
I did try. It won't accept it; at least in the format I tried: 42°19'21.60"N, 83°35'51.31"W
Pete, Forget the seconds, and put the hemisphere designation, in front of the coordinates !
The map programs, will take Longitude / Latitude coordinates, but you need to use the more common, GPS format, which is as follows
h = hemisphere
dd = degrees
mm.mmm = minutes carried out to 3 decimal places
These are my home coordinates N36 24.079 W78 22.384 and I bet if you put your home coordinates, in this format, it will put the mark on the map, right on top of your house, assuming that you have the correct coordinates for you house. I got my coordinates, by circling the perimeter of the house, with a handheld gps, downloading the track around the house, from the gps, to a mapping program on my computer, then creating a waypoint (my house), within the circle, or track, that I made when I circled the house.
Coordinates don't lie. Mapping programs, such as Bing, Google Earth, etc. lie. They are only as good as the person that put them together. The problem with the mapping programs, and the gps's that people use in their cars today, are that the mapping programs, that the gps pulls from, are notoriously inaccurate. They are dependent on where the mappers put your address, as it relates to real coordinates, or the address that you are looking for. A couple of hundred feet will put you at the wrong house, or business. The exact coordinates, will put you at the same spot, every time, and those coordinates are always in the same place, no matter which map program you use. 125 Main Street on Bing Maps, may be 500' from 125 Main Street, on Google Maps, but N42 19.420 W083 35.857 will always be in the same spot, and should put the dot right on top of your roof, in the center. Try it....................nick
Without testing, I would guess that the house is your marker (home); 'F" are markers for people who are tagged as your friends (here on kitelife); and the dots are everyone else. Yep, I just friended a couple of folks and watched their markers change to "F"s.