# 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.

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

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.

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.

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

We have also Lat Long to DMS converter too.

Please check the section top of the page.

Best regards.

you cant do it in reverse?!

Thank you,

South Africa, University of Fort Hare

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

Dear Doug,

Thanks so much for your attention. We will correct the grammar error.

Best regards.

copy feature would help take data easily from your site to our work area. is this feasible? thx

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

How can the seconds be more than 60?

Hi,

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

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

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

I think your calculation is incorrect.

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.

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

Needs to handle fractional seconds in the conversion.

Works well for me

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

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

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

this is a terrific idea!

hi team,

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

Informative, making work easier.

Easy to use and a great tool.

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

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

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

Great!! Thank you! Accurate, very useful

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?

Most useful

Thank You

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

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

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

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

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

Hey,

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?

Valuable information - Many thanks

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

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

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

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

Lat10-47-2544.91N/LON76-47-2863.97E

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

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

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.

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

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.

1 degree = how much distance of earth in km

How to convert map coordinates from meters to decimal degree?

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.

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

How to change in coordinate from degree decimal

Please solve

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?

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.

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