How do I enter a latitude and longitude waypoint?

To enter a latitude/longitude waypoint into ForeFlight, you can use the SEARCH WAYPOINT ID or ROUTE box on the MAPS page or the USER WAYPOINTS section on the MORE page. 

The following 4 formats are supported for entering coordinates within ForeFlight:

    DD.dd                 Decimal Degrees                  

    DD°MM’SS           Degrees, Minutes, Seconds   

    DD°MM’SSs         Degrees, Minutes, Seconds, Decimal Seconds  

    DD°MM.mm         Degree Minutes

Here are examples of these formats using this location:

     36°00'51.4"N / 75 40' 04.4"W

FORMAT             EQUIVALENT LAT/LONG VALUE     HOW IT IS ENTERED IN FOREFLIGHT
DD.dd 36.01°N/75.67°W   36.01N/75.67W
DD°MM’SS” 36°00'51"N/75°40'04"W 360051/-0754004
DD°MM’SSs” 36°00'51.4"N / 75°40'04.4"W  3600514 / -07540044  
DD°MM.mm 36°00.86'N/75°40.07'   3600.86/-07540.07

To change the format displayed within the ForeFlight app, go to the MORE page and then tap on SETTINGS.  In the right hand column, scroll to the Preferences section and select UNITS/TIME and then COORDINATES.  This will bring you to a page where you can select the format you prefer.  The following 3 formats are supported for displaying coordinates within ForeFlight:

    DD.dd                 Decimal Degrees                  

    DD°MM’SS           Degrees, Minutes, Seconds   

    DD°MM.mm         Degree Minutes

NOTES:

1. Latitude is always DD, and Longitude is always DDD.

2. Include a minus (-) sign for Longitudes that are west and Latitudes that are south.

3. After inputting into ForeFlight, the User Waypoint is stored in the DD.dd format.  The DUATS filing form stores in the DDMMSSs format, which may be seen on the FILE & BRIEF form.