# Convert Lat and Long to DMS

Welcome to our online **Lat Long to DMS converter**. Here, you can make the mentioned conversions easily and in no time. To convert decimal coordinates to **degrees minutes seconds (DMS)**, all you need to do is enter the latitude and longitude values, and press 'Convert' button.

## What is DMS?

**DMS** is the abbreviation for *Degrees Minutes Seconds*.
**Degrees minutes seconds (DMS)** are special type of units used for measuring angles, as an alternative to decimal way to stating the size of an angle. It is a known fact that there are 360 degrees in a whole circle, with 1/60th of those being 1 minute, and 1/60th of one minute being 1 second. DMS includes degrees (°), minutes ('), seconds (''), with the corresponding symbols, and a size of any angle can be stated like, for example, 30 degrees, 10 minutes, 50 seconds.

The numerical values for latitude and longitude in decimal number format are:

° for degrees, ' for minutes and '' for seconds.

The common abbreviations of the directions:

- S: South
- W: West
- E: East
- N: North

You can also get the lat long and the DMS values by clicking on the map.

World Geodetic System WGS84 standard is used on this **latitude and longitude to DMS converter**.

## Recent Comments

Editor's Pick2020-01-28 13:27:39Excellent Tool! I use this site to convert Lat Long positions I get on Google Maps to DMS to enter into my handheld GPS I use for camping. Thank you for maintaining this site. It is very useful!

Why can't we just get the latitude and longitude in DMS instead of having to convert it?

Your Tool Converts 2.9 degrees latitude to 2° 53' 60'' N

But as 60" = 1' it should read 2° 54' 0'' N

hi how do i convert N 51.17971° W 001.44145° to hdd mm mmm format

thanks very much

lee

Very profesional website that i can use with my car camera gps coordinates.

I must say that this map from OpenStreetMap is more accurate than google maps.

I have 26degree NE ,what will be the longitude and latitude

I have these coordinates: Y 14 764.72 X 2 669 029.58

Y 14 854.02 X 2 669 372.16

How do I convert these to DMS?

Y axis means longitude and X axis means latitude

Can you help me to convert 29.17983*E and 23.56970* to Degrees, minutes and seconds(DMS).

THANK U ITS GREAT! BUT HOW THIS COORDINATES CONVERT TO DEGREES, MINUTES & SECONDS?

Hi everybody,

I saw this question repeat without no answer.

How do I convert this coordinates ...

use these code:

if(bitSizeof(lat)+bitSizeof(lon)==35)

divisor = 600.0

else if(bitSizeof(lat)+bitSizeof(lon)==49)

divisor = 60000.0

else if(bitSizeof(lat)+bitSizeof(lon)==55)

divisor = 600000.0

lon = lon / divisor

lat = lat/ divisor

what is the implementation of bitSizeof() method

it is very useful and important!! I really Check it taking GPS location of one area!!

Possible to know mathematical formula to convert decimal degrees to DMS. Your solution is incomplete.

Formula?

Thanks a lot for sharing our website on your page.

Best regards.

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In regard to Bob’s comment on 8/31/19, simply put a negative sign in front of any decimal for west longitude (e.g. -77.000000 = 77 deg 0 min 0.0 sec W)

Works great but result assumed E when it should have be W.

Do you have a manual method of doing this, using pencil on paper?

How do I convert these please:

Northern extent: 394,302 E & 5,313,288 N

Southern extent: 393,225 E & 5,310,265 N

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3098548.05

3037401.793

860205.8115

914266.1892

How do I convert this coordinates in to DMS?

Your data needs to be reviewed. Northings & Southings will only have a maximum of two digits to the left of the decimal place. Conversely Eastings & Westings have a maximum of 3 digits to the left of the decimal place

Hi,

Would anyone know how to convert this coordinate into degrees, minutes, seconds, but its actually only the seconds that have stumped me because the gps unit I have only needs 3 numbers with no decimal to enter in the seconds, but these have 4 numbers that come off another gps with a decimal, so if someone can help me with the formula to convert these coordinates that would be appreciated

s 33 37 58.20

e 114 27 49.32

Thanks Michael

actually you need to find out what % of 60 (remember 60 seconds=1 min, etc) so 33 and 37 are ok but 58.2 would be 58.2/60=970 and 49.32/60=822

Simply shift the decimal place one position to the right

I have these X and Y coordinates but google is failing to plot them. Kindly advice on how I should convert them into DD or DMS so that I can be able to plot them on google earth.

Regards

Despina

I have double checked with several other sites to validate my own (not web based) implementation. It would seem your converter may be a bit off. I am using 40.585739, -73.975422 which my implementation and several other sites including USGS., FCC, Google Maps etc; should come back as 40° 35' 8.6598" N, 73° 58' 31.5186" W. Your site is reporting 40° 35' 8.6604'' N, 73° 58' 31.5192'' W. Perhaps I missed something, but thought you should have a heads up. Regards

I have GPS/Lat-Long as UTM, E 793627, N 2168202. How to find the location on google map for this lat long? Plz tell how to get?

Hi,

Would anyone know how to convert this coordinate into degrees, minutes, seconds, but its actually only the seconds that have stumped me because the gps unit I have only needs 3 numbers with no decimal to enter in the seconds, but these have 4 numbers that come off another gps with a decimal, so if someone can help me with the formula to convert these coordinates that would be appreciated

s 33 37 58.20

e 114 27 49.32

Thanks Michael

Please share formula... How to convert Total station Co Ordinates into DMS or DD.

If I am entering the decimal to convert over, and I have a negative number does that just change north to south and east to west?

Northings & Eastings have positive numbers, Southings & Westings are negative numbers

Hi ,

I got these coordinates from surveyor.

E=278188.836

N= 2703827.179

How can i convert them to lat and long??

Your Longitude is off by about 10 degrees for New Zealand. It is reporting downtown Auckland at 185 when it is 174

I have a paper map that has DMS S & E coordinates drawn on it, but my GIS screen displays DMS N & W. How do i change the GIS display to match the paper map with DMS S&E?