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.

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Recent Comments

Guest 2019-09-12 19:02:39

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

Guest 2019-09-11 16:01:12

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

B.Singh 2019-09-11 10:56:08


Hansen 2019-09-06 11:51:52

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

Thando 2019-09-01 19:19:01

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

Guest 2019-08-30 12:56:16

i am unable to copy the latitude and longitude using Ctrl+C shortcut on windows 10 in google chrome. But i can copy them by selecting them then right clicking them and clicking copy.

Guest 2019-08-28 14:14:33

Hey, let folks copy and paste to the fields, would sure make this thing actually useful....

Admin 2019-08-26 07:27:53

We have also Lat Long to DMS converter too.
Please check the section top of the page.
Best regards.

Guest 2019-08-26 02:15:13

you cant do it in reverse?!

Hi 2019-08-22 21:43:47

Thank you,

South Africa, University of Fort Hare

Stephanie 2019-08-22 12:37:20

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

Admin 2019-08-22 07:57:29

Dear Doug,
Thanks so much for your attention. We will correct the grammar error.
Best regards.

Doug McConnell 2019-08-21 21:39:59

Grammer error in the 1st paragraph "both lat and long, than press the convert button. " . It should read as "long, then press"

Guest 2019-08-19 21:43:24

How can the seconds be more than 60?

Dhiraj 2019-07-21 12:41:28

I have QND E 213054.826 & N 406009.195, please tell me how to convert it to Lat long including degrees minute seconds.

Vasek 2019-07-19 18:50:42

Useless, does not accept decimals in longitude seconds and, for unknown reason, copy & paste does not work

Bart 2019-07-09 19:47:35

Output seems correct to me! Thanks, got me out of a jam.

Elizibeth 2019-07-08 00:29:35

I think your calculation is incorrect.

Also a guest 2019-06-11 00:36:01

Hey Guest,
I think you're rounding too early. Redo your calculations but at each stage keep as many decimal places as you can before adding.
i.e. 52/60 = 0.86666666667
44.544/3600 = 0.0123733333333
Adding these two numbers will give you the 43.87904 this site and the other sites gave.

Guest 2019-06-03 16:38:10

not working for me, I know I'm doing something wrong.
43 degrees 52 minutes and 44.544 seconds and this and other sites says it should be 43.87904
but when I do it I get the following:
43 degree
52 minutes / 60 = .8666 round it to .87
44.544 seconds / 3600 = .012373
add them together and my calculation is 43.882373

Rudy 2019-05-28 15:43:54

Needs to handle fractional seconds in the conversion.

Rodney 2019-05-28 06:56:02

Works well for me

clifford Ward 2019-05-14 00:46:10

I need to convert the other way! My trimble GPS (low end commercial) uses deg-min-sec
but the survey on my property uses decimal readings like 34.666666

Olives 2019-05-06 12:14:57

Please could help in converting xy coordinates to decimal degrees. My reading is X 21078.17 AND Y -8770.17

Matt 2019-04-30 22:02:06

How about a link to google map the location after it is converted?

manikanta 2019-04-23 07:07:59

hi team,
how to convert the latitude(N 20° 45.0114') and longitude(W 156° 26.7103') values from Degress to nu,mbers.

Guest 2019-04-22 00:23:34

Informative, making work easier.

Kit 2019-04-17 18:47:57

Easy to use and a great tool.

Tehzeeb 2019-04-11 05:40:44

pleas guide me how to change degree minuets second change in to decimal.

Graham 2019-04-11 01:12:28

Why not allow decimal seconds, useless for some applications without it?

Ruben 2019-04-08 17:20:52

Hello everyone!!! I'm hoping you can help me convert this into a recognizable GPS coordinate. I have a data logger that is giving me the following Latitude 23617394 and Longitude -45043232 when I export the file. If I punch these into a GPS coordinates website, it takes me to the middle of the ocean so they are not correct.

I was told by the data logger vendor that I need to convert these numbers in order to convert the correct GPS coordinates. Well, what is the formula I need to use to accomplish this?

The final GPS coordinates I would end up with should be close to 39.3754992 , -75.0235886 which is NJMP in NJ.

How do I accomplish this?

Thanks, Ruben

A.W. 2019-04-02 13:46:06

Great!! Thank you! Accurate, very useful

Yves Ferrer 2019-04-02 11:16:04

Something is wrong here! It is impossible to enter N37 1308.1 and convert it!
The field and its oppo (ommited for obvious reasons) is not read, no matter how it is formatted
What trick am I missing?

Stephen M.B. 2019-03-16 02:14:15

Most useful

Guest 2019-03-09 02:18:27

Thank You

N Navajeevan 2019-03-06 10:36:31

Really nice & very useful for my job responsible area Flight procedure design. Thank you

Terrible website 2019-03-04 08:40:27

What about N/S/W/E input??? without those we only have a quarter of the globe -.- and decimal seconds would be nice

Bob 2019-02-28 09:51:24

Hi, why does latitude accept seconds with decimal numbers i.e. 10.5 but longitude doesn't?

jeff 2019-02-23 21:58:57

it's not good from a national defence view to be able to get coordinates anywhere on the globe

not good 2019-02-15 16:49:51

I need to convert such as 32°16'14.858" on one go!

Sanorita 2019-02-09 07:20:24

I'm having problem to connect 2 different locations using map so i want coordinates from one location to another location.
Please anyone help me?

EwenH 2019-02-07 09:42:37

Valuable information - Many thanks

Alexey - Aerospace Engineer 2019-01-24 15:44:19

Great page - Helped me in doing my testing of visual databases

Dar 2018-12-24 00:01:10

Degree -> ° Minute -> ' Second -> " N = "+" S = "-" E = "+" W = "-"
(Only "-" (minus) is written, "+" (plus) is skipped as in math, also don't need to divide by 1 ;-)

Formula: Decimal Degrees = (Degrees/1) + (Minutes/60) + (Seconds/3600)

Example: 52° 13′ 56″ N, 21° 0′ 30″ E
52° 13′ 56″ N -> (52/1) + (13/60) + (56/3600) = 52+0.2166666667+0.0155555556 = 52.232222 N become +
21° 0′ 30″ E -> (21/1) + (0/60) + (30/3600) = 21+0+0.0083333333 = 21.008333 E become +

52° 13′ 56″ N, 21° 0′ 30″ E = 52.232222, 21.008333

npc 2018-12-15 16:55:16

The input accepting seconds2 is missing the term 'step="0.0000001"'. This prevents the field from accepting decimal/fractions of seconds.

Sean 2018-12-14 23:28:04

I found this to be entirely inaccurate. I need to enter decimal seconds, but it will not allow. please fix.

vasu 2018-12-12 05:55:14

How can I convert this .. Reading got from Compass 360 pro

Jerry Okai 2018-11-27 13:23:19

Very good page, well made and very helpful for me. Keep up the good work

Jim 2018-10-28 16:49:49

Definitely agree John, too bad they don't teach how to manually convert into a unit of measurement that is by and large not used anymore aside from specific professions. Can't believe they do such ridiculous subjects like IT - when will THAT ever come in handy.

I'm with you mate, lets get orienteering back in the national curriculum.

Rockwell Schutjer 2018-10-26 21:31:03

Please convert (41 degrees 04' 39.25" N, -111 degrees 59' 50.47" W) to decimal form

John 2018-10-11 15:17:31

In your explanation you say one degree = one hour. Wrong! 15 degrees of longitude = one hour, 1 degree of longitude = 4 minutes. One degree of latitude = about 60 nautical miles or one minute = about 1 nautical mile.

Too bad they don't teach any of this stuff in school anymore.

khem 2018-10-03 07:57:08

1 degree = how much distance of earth in km

Bowo 2018-08-23 09:19:20

How to convert map coordinates from meters to decimal degree?

Godwin Atai OAU 2018-08-06 22:56:20

I have enjoyed this App since the first time I started using it. But, sorry, I haven't been able to use this App along side the map area or part of it that is usually display below the converted, please I needed a way out, I am stranded. Thanks.

Leke 2018-08-05 09:29:59

I suggest you make provision for bulk conversion via importing of ASCII file as input to be converted and output.

Shailedh 2018-07-13 18:19:13

How to change in coordinate from degree decimal
Please solve

Darran 2018-07-11 16:22:25

Why on earth are their so many fecking ways of writing down the same point on a map. After literally hours of trying dozens of various conversion tables, I still cannot work out how to convert 54.291244, -6.697948 to the way I normally use for my geocaching app which is something like N 54 00.000 W 006 00.000?
Why do we need so many ways of doing the exact same thing?

BigBass 2018-06-21 17:12:59

sure saved me a lot of trouble , easy to use and understand. glad it was on your web site. Any way we can get this conversion in an app form or a down load for the dumb phone I got? Or added to the lap top.

Feruj Alam 2018-06-16 11:35:35

Thanks. Just now converted some locations from degree minute seconds to degree decimal.

pwheels 2018-06-13 08:32:56

on input the lat second value allows for x.yyyy format however this is not true for long as the second value only allows for integers

Margaret 2018-06-11 10:14:40

Please change your website so that you can add a minus for s hemisphere

Akshay 2018-05-24 11:14:23

I have N 4840.800 & E 3335.064, please tell me how to convert it to Lat long including degrees minute seconds.

Sukhesh V R 2018-05-08 07:59:12

How to get SRTM file for perticular Lat/Long

Zafar 2018-04-25 17:44:15

So, I have a lat/long in this format:
N Lat 39°37.109'
E Long 096°39.901
How wil I convert it into decimal degrees?

TunLin 2018-04-10 10:10:50

Great and many thanks

FTW 2018-04-03 08:40:16

Your web page only works for the northern hemisphere

Franklin 2018-03-15 11:26:56

Sample: convert 16°33’17”, input 16°'" 33°'" 17°'" the EXE or = then press °'" then the result in calculator shows 16.55472222
Hope this will help you all guys

hero2know 2018-03-06 17:39:57

Try using "what3words" app. It is very useful for pinpointing locations to 3 meters. And you can send your what3words to another person (or yourself) and it will attach the gps coordinates if you want it to.

Pankaj 2018-02-24 06:41:21

How to do in calculator?

Stephen 2018-02-13 01:30:57

I am wondering if anyone can help me out. I dive shipwrecks so being as precise as possible is a must as 100 feet away underwater means the difference of getting on a wreck or not.

I found an old source document that lists many wreck locations. However there is no info about how these coordinates were obtained. For example, the source document lists

442605N, 0633343W as the location for a particular shipwreck.

I have already been on this wreck and have the location as

N44 26.133, W63 33,482

I am wondering if anyone can tell me how to convert the source document locations?

I can provide more examples if required.

If you can email me at I would certainly appreciate it

David GPS 2018-02-09 07:58:22

In a land survey plan of many years back, since 1959 , We have 336950.64E and 915041.74N, Howe do We convert this figures to degrees? so as to get the area or streets/city

ianca 2018-02-05 17:53:29

Useful and objective. Thanks!

Samantha Silverstone 2018-02-02 12:02:32

@Fred Leverentz: Think of the world as a rectangle plotted on a Cartesian plane (the Plate Carrée projection allows this to work with no distortion).
First, assuming that the azimuth follows the most common standard (0° = N, 90° = E, 180° = S, 270° = W), you must convert it to use it properly on the Cartesian plane. The arc will be 90° minus the azimuth. If the result is negative (directions outside the NE quadrant), then it will be 450° minus the azimuth. Then, using a scientific calculator, calculate the tangent of said arc.
Since you need to know the value of two variables, i.e. the latitude and the longitude of the finish point, you will need two equations to solve. The first one will be the fundamental equation of the tangent: being lat₀ and lon₀ respectively the latitude and the longitude of the starting point and lat₁ and lon₁ the ones of the finish point, the equation should be
tan⁢(arc) = (lon₁ − lon₀) ÷ (lat₁ − lat₀)
The second and final equation will be the Pythagoras theorem: on the right triangle where the hypotenuse’ vertexes are the start point and the end point and the catheti being the difference between the latitudes and the difference between the longitudes, we have
d² = (lat₁ − lat₁)² + (lon₁ − lon₀)²
with d being the distance between the two points. From there, just solve the system of equations and you should have the resulting point’s coordinates!

Fred Leverentz 2018-01-31 17:08:20

If I have gps coordinates for a starting point, directional compass bearing, and a known distance, how do I find the gps coordinates at the end of that distance?

Gujjar 2018-01-21 08:43:37

Super great work ....!

Agung Chandra 2018-01-18 13:30:46

thanks for this web. very helpful for me

David 2018-01-13 04:18:08

Seconds of latitude to seven decimal places but seconds of longitude to none? Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
Here's a converter that gives accurate answers (but no map)

ramiz 2018-01-11 09:42:44

nice converter but some basics still missing:
the second value for Long = 14.02000 is not accepted ==> could not be converted

AbidMirza 2018-01-09 13:54:58

Excellanto :)

Kwamboka 2018-01-08 07:15:35

Amazing page! Makes my life so much easier.

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