# 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 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.

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.

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

what could be the time in Lagos state at longitude 18 east when the time is 5:00pm in Ethiopia at longitude 45 east?

Please be aware the actual conversion numbers are accurate, but there is NO allowance for : EAST,west , NORTH, south -values here.

So to be accurate you may need to know when to apply a '-' minus sign in front of the decimal values. You need to know the general area where you are looking for. I ended up in China, where a Canadian address was intended ! other than that. It 's great ! DK.

The degree symbol is a small circle ( ° ) that is used to indicate the width of an angle or the value of a temperature .degree symbol

The uses of the degree symbol are as follows:

if placed after a natural number or a decimal number between 0 and 360 it indicates the width of an angle expressed in sexagesimal degrees .

In particular 0

(or better 0) is the width of a null angle , 90 ° the width of a right angle , 180 ° the width of a flat angle and with 360 ° the width of a corner angle .

If the degree symbol is followed by the letter C (° C) or the letter F (° F) then it indicates a temperature , expressed respectively in degrees centigrade and degrees Fahrenheit .

Recall that for the kelvin unit of measurement (symbol K) it is the only unit of measurement of temperature that does not require the symbol of degrees.

Please help me. I'm stuck with these 7 figure easting and northing coordinates and im failing to convert them into the appropriate directions.

I got theme from an old mining research paper. As a clue I know for a fact it's in my country[zimbabwe] . Problem is I dnt know where to put the degrees and minutes and all. Please help.

Easting ~ 0461328

Northing ~ 7972981

Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated

Very much needful...Thanks..

i COULD HAVE DONE THIS MYSELF, BUT YOU SAVED ME A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

How many km in 1 degree

Does not taken into account of E/W and N/S. As this can make a big difference when converted it need a to add

Is there anyway to convert 315 degrees nnw into lat and long cordinance

315º (NNW) is a heading not a coordinate, so it doesn't have a fixed position and therefore no lat/long coordinates can be given.

How can I convert a GPS format like N:856021.47, E:881612.07, to DD?

How can i convert21°00'00.000'00.0"N 78°"E to kilometers

useless for me: the minutes do not accept partial values (as given by nmea sentence GGA)

useless for me as I can't cut and paste the lat and lon values separately, for some reason copy is prevented, and on the URL again can't copy part.

Is there a way of doing this with large data? This one by one is tedious

He gives you the formula... learn some excel-fu and take it from there

Is there a way to put the formula into excel to do a large quantity of conversions?

Thanks for a very easy & very useful calculator!! Saves me a lot of time when converting lat/long from degrees to UTM and other formats.

Can;t convert seconds values that have 5 decimals.

Mentioning hours just adds confusion, as 1 hour angle is 15 degrees.

Hello, I am trying to program coordinates into an App called Navionics- I have the decimal figures but Navionics takes degrees and only has 3 places for seconds! So would 40.848704 that converts to 40 degrees 56 minutes and 55.334 seconds be rounded to 40 56 055? Is that right? How much accuracy would I lose doing this? Thanks!

Just call it hours instead of degrees...duh...

what is the formula to convert a gps hours + minutes + second to decimals Gary

Excellent

It does not accept fractions of seconds for longitude (but it does for latitude...go figure..)

I am From the University of Kwazulu-Natal, i still cannot calculate properly, Even though i understand the steps.