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Hello Pete,

I have a problem with the conversion of the position data in flightsimulator 2004. I took the factors from the table which is with FSInterrogate. It works fine, but I can't explain myself why.

Why is the conversion factor for the latitude #*90/(10001750*65536*65536) and for the longitude #*360/(65536*65536*65536*65536)?

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Well I wonder what you are trying to understand.

FS stores the numbers in a particular way internally and to get them out to recognizable co-ordinate values you need to use the conversion factors shown. I think you would need to ask Microsoft why they chose to store the numbers in the format that have.

I seem to recall there is an explanation in the FSUIPC SDK documentation

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