# 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

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.

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?

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.

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

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

Hi,

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

How to get SRTM file for perticular Lat/Long

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?

Great and many thanks

Your web page only works for the northern hemisphere

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

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.

How to do in calculator?

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 capebretoner@eastlink.ca I would certainly appreciate it

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

Useful and objective. Thanks!

@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!

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?

Super great work ....!

thanks for this web. very helpful for me

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) https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/dms-decimal

nice converter but some basics still missing:

the second value for Long = 14.02000 is not accepted ==> could not be converted

Excellanto :)

Amazing page! Makes my life so much easier.