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#105613 - 06/30/05 12:48 PM Chart coordinates  
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Any one have the coodinates[d/m/s] for The Great Blue Hole and also Ambergris Caye?

Thanks

#105614 - 06/30/05 12:56 PM Re: Chart coordinates  
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I don't have the blue hole but I have others on AC here...
http://ambergriscaye.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=008520;p=1

#105615 - 06/30/05 02:18 PM Re: Chart coordinates  
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Just remember that any paper charts you have are wrong and the lats and longs are off by up to a mile. Most GPS charts are still out as well.

Hate to say it being a Brit and all but I've been told that it was screwed up in 1928 by the British Admiralty and has been copied incorrectly since.

I should clarify my statement - if you take the GPS coordinates and plot them on a chart you will not have an accurate reflection of your position. As an example if you take a GPS reading from in front of BYC and transfer that to a paper chart you will show yourself as being on the backside of the island.

#105616 - 07/01/05 09:33 AM Re: Chart coordinates  

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Ambergris Caye - the apron of the airstrip is N:17deg 55.07min, W:87deg 57.85min.
Blue Hole (the one at Lighthouse Atoll) is N:17deg 18.88min, W:87deg 32.10min.

#105617 - 07/01/05 10:55 AM Re: Chart coordinates  
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Thanks everyone for your help.

Pedro2: There's more than One GBH?

#105618 - 07/01/05 11:41 AM Re: Chart coordinates  

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There's more than one Blue Hole. Don't know about the "Great" part. The other is inland in the Maya Mountains. I think they're geologically similar, both being sink holes, though of course one is inland and the other is in shallow water inside Lighthouse Atoll.


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