# Degrees Minutes Seconds to Decimal Degrees

Please enter the **degrees, minutes, seconds (DMS)** coordinates values to convert to **decimal degrees (dd)**.

## About DMS to Decimal Degrees

You can convert **degrees, minutes, seconds** for both latitude and longitude to **decimal degrees**.
Simply enter the DMS values for lat or both lat and long, than press the convert button. The decimal degrees coordinates will be calculated and displayed below the form.

### How to Convert Degrees Minutes Seconds to Decimal Degrees

First of all let's take a look at the symbols:

**°** : degree

**'** : minute

**"** : second

1 minute is equal to 60 seconds.

*1 degree is equal to 1 hour*, that is equal to 60 minutes or 3600 seconds.

To calculate decimal degrees, we use the DMS to decimal degree formula below:

**Decimal Degrees = degrees + (minutes/60) + (seconds/3600)**

DD = d + (min/60) + (sec/3600)

Wonder to learn how to type a degree symbol? visit Degree Symbol.

## Recent Comments

Editor's Pick2021-10-25 12:35:59The input box for lon input is missing step="0.0000001" on

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and thus it only allows integer values. You can correct it using the developer mode of Chrome/Edge and continue :) Hope the owner read this.

Thank you for your helpful feedback.

We just fixed it.

Best wishes.

Editor's Pick2020-02-20 16:00:08After hassling to look for a converter online I just noticed you had all the details here. Nice work!!

Editor's Pick2019-12-07 09:53:04Nice implementation, thanks. Adding the formulas is very useful. Entering decimal values in Google Maps works, entering Hours, Minutes and seconds did not work. Using the symbols may be tricky: is seconds the quote sign " or is it two apostrophes '' ?

I got an error message when I entered the seconds for Longitude with three decimals. When I removed the decimals, it worked. No problem with Latitude.

Reading the comments below, I see that other people had the same problem long ago. Someone at Latlong.net needs to update this website. Many good suggestions were made.

The inability to enter fractional seconds in the longitudinal input has caused me to be in error by 29.11514045 feet. That is considered unacceptable in my calculations. But thank you for a excellent starting point for further calculations.

It does work in Degrees Minutes and Seconds in Google maps as long as you put the direction S or N for Latitude at the end of the coordinate or E or W for Longitude.

It would be great to be able to enter a LIST of coordinates all at once and automatically convert the entire list, rather than having to enter and convert each coordinate individually.

Thanks a lot for visiting our website. We are adding that feature to our wishlist.

Batch Multi Geocoding and Reverse Batch Multi Geocoding are also both available for "Address to Latitude and Longitude" and "Latitude and Longitude to Address". We are currently updating our features. You can check our website later.

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I used all of this for over 10 years in Search & Rescue with the Sheriff's office, in Central Arizona.

Very valuable information, and all in one location too.

Wow! We are happy to hear that. Thanks so much, Jerry.

Best wishes.

I appreciate and thank for making it easy to understand

I calculated the degrees, min. and sec. manually and your calculator proved to me that I had correctly figured it. Arithmetic is OK, but upper level math (algebra and higher, to calculus) is a killer! Thanks for a great and efficient tool!

Thank you so much for the concise explanation of converting from DMS to Decimal. Never took the time to figure it out, before seeing your explanation. So Simple! Took the Stumphouse Mtn. Tunnel DMS (via Wikipedia) and the conversion came out perfectly. Also, didn't know the decimal equivalent of the degree symbol. Got it memorized, now; ALT + 0176... Thank you so much for the detailed explanations...

Thanks for providing this; I use it all the time. Have you considered adding a third box with the latitude and longitude combined and separated by comma (e.g. 40.1167,-102.944)? this would make copying and pasting into Google Earth faster.

Hey Tyler,

Thanks a lot for your visiting our website. We will check your request. ;)

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It would be great if this tool would generate the Google Maps plus code (open location code) at the same time .

Hey Antonio, thanks a lot for your comment.

We are adding that feature to our wishlist.

Best regards.

Thank you for this calculator! Saves me a lot of time ... and works perfectly.

Thank you for this easy conversion.

How do I use this for the western hemisphere?

Can you indicate which +/-'ve values correspond to N/S or W/E directions in your instructions?

With direction in mind, coordinates are pretty much the same as a X Y Grid for math. North and East are positive values. South and West are negative values.

I learned a lot in LatLong

Thank you so much for this formula

Thank you, it was helpful.

Very useful converter, thank you!

I would find it useful, if decimal minutes were accepted, as degrees and deciml minutes is a common (and absurd!) format.

(As for decimal degrees and decimal seconds, why not?)

So our nautical charts are in degrees and decimal minutes. This has value as a nautical mile is equivalent to one minute of latitude. To find a location expressed in decimal degrees we must first convert to degrees and decimal minutes to be able to find that location on our nautical chart.

How to account for negative values less than 1 degree (e.g. 0, 0, -.1)?

Very useful, I like it :)

formula really help me out to convert coordinates to decimal degree. Now /i am strugle on how to add negative sign to X coordinates

Why doesn't this generate a link to google maps?

Very much needful . Thanks

Its help me to enter the location of our school in our U-DISE+ portal.Thanks.

I use this tool almost daily, thanks!

Do you have an app that when my phone finds my GPS location it gives me the lat and long in 8 decimal places without using the converter?

Should be able to enter decimal seconds for longitude.

Your input field is broken for longitude seconds, it is missing the HTML attribute: step="0.0000001".

i have units in this way like E: 285 767.580 N: 3 123 492.940.

I dont know how to convert this and i dont know this coordinate system

Those appear to be a State Coordinate system. They are not Lat/Long. Each state has a coordinate system.

Where did you come across this? It would appear to mean 767.58 minutes - but there are only 60 minutes in a degree. What am I missing?