# Convert Lat and Long to DMS

Enter the latitude and longitude values to convert decimal coordinates to **degrees minutes seconds** (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**.

Need a time calculator? visit Time Calculator to calculate time, add and subtract hours, minutes.

## Recent Comments

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?

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?

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How can I convert the cordinates 0754443 latitude and 0987545 to DMS

I was give lat146191 and long 465983 and some other similar values to plot a survey plan in Autocad but am finding it difficult to convert to dms

Please help

This is great

Thank you :)

I was given an *X,Y format grid location from the surveyor.

Where can I find a converter for XY coordinates??

This is very cool. I was able to convert and locate where we are headed. The ability to move the mouse to a spot on the map and have Lat/Lon show up is also neat. Thanks for a great tool.

I'm using Google map to get my way point 31.755901, -88.085170. I am using Garmin, but my Garmin needs six number before the period on the longitude (Example W0 123456.7). What I am getting is 88° 5' 6.612'' W, four numbers before the period. It shows the correct place on your Convert Lat and Long to DMS but the Longitude will not go in my Garmin with four numbers. It has to have six. Can you help? bud4auburn@yahoo.com

I received following coordinates : how on earth can I find out where this is ?

Very good FJmama1, your calculation is appreciated. Thanks.

Where did you get the formula? I am also cannot find any formula on this website. I also have a lot of coordinates to convert. I am trying to convert latitude and longitude into decimal degrees.

This website is really useful Thanks for making it available.

I have the following coordinates: E 452757.737 & N 239889.427

How do I convert this into DMS? The location is in kuwait

kindly help to convert in DMS

I'm from rwanda, i put latitude and longitude from northern province then it gives me southern and eastern 1° 57' 4.986'' S and 30° 5' 29.274'' E but i need north direction. please any one can help me.

This is a very good tool and you can verify the location in google Earth.

Thanks man...chow...

i have the coordinates from zambia.

x=+43.731, y=-126.331

how can i convert in to deg mins sec (DMS), or UTM

This site is wonderful. I have the same issue as Mr. Scott, I also have a lot of coordinates to convert. I am trying to convert latitude and longitude into Degrees Minutes Seconds and would love to have the formula if possible.

Thanks

Hi ed scott,

Where did you get the formula? I cannot find any formula on this website. I also have a lot of coordinates to convert. I am trying to convert latitude and longitude into decimal degrees.

This website is really useful by the way! Thanks for making it available.

thanks for formula on how to do this !

I had a big list to convert and one at a time would take forever.

Now I can put formula in excell and wally done.

regards

Helpful, thanks.

Gilbert, I pasted your Botswanan coordinates into the webpage and this was the result.

21° 35' 43.8'' S, 26° 35' 45.24'' E

DD to DMS calculation example:

5.23456° (DD)

5.23456 - 5 = 023456° (you have suntracted your whole number)

0.23456 x 60' = 14.0736° (14 is your whole minute)

0.736 x 60" = 4.416° (this is your seconds)

DMS is now 5°14'4.416"

A very good page. Very helpful. Now I guess someone needs to create a page the describes the difference between a question and a comment!

I need to convert 21.5955deg S 26.5959deg E into lat and long format,im in Botswana any help out there

I am 73 and have found this site very easy to use many thanks.

I need to convert 30.7061deg S 25.1078deg E into degree, minutes and seconds format, any help out there

I have the following coordinates: E 263081.13 & N 8581324.91 Z 34.70

How do I convert this into DMS? The location is in Australia so I cannot understand why there is only a north coordinate?

How do you specify negative in the Longitude, which is used for West?

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Hi,

Can you convert this on my almost 30years old software have map locations as values X = 201241 / Y= 921754, please convert for us to real Lat long. please explain how to do it.

very helpful..thanks (y)

Thanks! Very Very Helpful.... But Not showing the Time Zone of the selected Place

Do you know a plugin in Java that does this convertion ?

I WANT TO USE MY POSITION IN CONDITION. POINT. SO ANY WHERE I CAN GO BY CORDINATE.

this was fantastic, we wanted to show our kids where we met and first lived, and this worked perfectly. thanks

Very helpful!

Brilliant! My 'Good Launch Guide' (boats not rockets!) only gives decimal locations - and my SatNav only accepts DMS, so at last I have a workable solution.

Thought this would be great for my job (fire service dispatcher) but needs DMS entry.

Great Tool ...Please develop for Android App

As an avid hunter in Alberta Canada we are given a description of WMU boundaries. Transposing these on to a larger map is a challenge. Using google map I'm not able to orientate myself with roads, cut lines etc.

Any ideas?:)

NICE CONVERSION GEOGRAPHIC TO UTM EASY TOOLS FOR LOCATION.

This is very cool. I was able to convert and locate where we are headed. The ability to move the mouse to a spot on the map and have Lat/Lon show up is also neat. Thanks for a great tool.

Can you show ground altitude?

Good in formation.

Very good tool, thanks a lot.

very helpful :) thx

this is a really helpful tool - many thanks!

Very nice..

Good one-way conversion. Wish I could reverse the inputs, DMS fields allow no entry.

very good