My thanks to those who responded to me whether privately or via the MAGIRT-RDA list. Everyone suggested going beyond 6 decimal places--in short, give the coordinates as I found them.
> MARC documentation offers the pattern +-ddd.dddddd as one of the decimal degree
> formats we use in the 034 field. There are 6 digits after the decimal point. I have
> coordinate data with 7 digits after the decimal. Is the length of the pattern numbering
> capped at "3-decimal-6"? The MARC examples mimic the pattern.
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