Initially we requested transcribers to put only spaces between degrees and minutes and between minutes and seconds. Philip has revised his software; now 42 33 02, 42.33.02, 42d33m02s and even 43$33&02 are all treated identically. So, TWYS.

If there is a fraction in the minutes part of a latitude or longitude, convert it to seconds.

147 551/2E can be entered as 147 55 30E.

147 553/4E can be entered as 147 55 45E.

42.33 is interpreted as 42 minutes 33 seconds rather than 42 minutes and 20 seconds.

Fractions - except in latitude and longitude - can still be transcribed as decimals

41/2 becomes 4.5

However, for wind directions such as SW 1/2 W, please keep the fraction.