N 37 11.04 W 121 59.45 Alma Station Helibase - Los Gatos, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 11.040 W 121° 59.450
10S E 589576 N 4115761
Quick Description: The Alma Fire Station maintains a helipad with the landing coordinates posted.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 11:06:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM66X7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marks a helipad that is part of the California Department of Forestry (CDF) Alma Fire Station.

I had some problems interpreting the notation used for the minutes of the longitude and latitude. e.g. is it N37 11.04' (what looks to be a decimal point appears to be a nail, but maybe it's not) or is it N37 11' 04" (there's no " mark after the 04).

Neither one seems to bring Google maps very close to the pad. I posted the coordinates of the first interpretation. The coordinates obtained by GPS at helipad waymark seem more true.

Type of structure: Sign

Difference between the post coordinates and your GPSr reading:
My reading from the center of the helipad was:
N 37° 11.013 W 121° 59.434
elevation: 773


Reason for the coordinates: For Helicopters to locate this landing point

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