# 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 Pick2020-11-26 14:07:43Very 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.

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!

Just used your tool at St Matthew island in the Bering Sea on my research vessel to quickly convert biologist decimal fixes to degrees. Easy and great to use, thanks!

Thanks a lot, Daniel! We appreciate it :)

Best regards.

Thanks for this highly useful tool

Here’s a way to convert decimal degrees back to DMS in 3-lines. ie 42.15188

D = 42

M = int(0.15188 x 60)

S = 0.15188 x 3600 mod 60

This seems to give the same answer in fewer lines.

This is a very useful site. I used it for conversion of lat-long from decimals to degrees, minutes and seconds. Very helpful. That it also provides a map with each conversion is doubly helpful. Thanks a lot.

Great to convert from Google maps for my students. So they can actually understand the degree, minutes and seconds, thanks!

Great tool that helped me convert coordinates after some calculations i did as part of my astronomy course. Thanks

Compared with other website this one has a smaller number of digits it can accept. Do you think it will be worth allowing more digits? Your DMS to DD converter allows more digits than here.

Hi Jose,

Thanks for visiting our website. We are using the standard decimal numbers for DMS.

Best regards.

Thanks for this life changer tool

Here is how to convert Fugawi 3 waypoint data exported as text to fugawi 5.

To import Waypoints open so you get the Latitude in decimal degrees (negative is south) and

Longitude in decimal degrees (negative is west) information.

Enter them in https://www.latlong.net/lat-long-dms.html

Take the value found in the DSM Lat and DSM Long Examples

58° 53' 21.1524'' N

10° 58' 14.7972'' E

remove remove '' N and '' E change . (dot) to ,

so in this case it would be

58° 53' 21,1524

10° 58' 14,7972

put it in the Location tab and it will be converted to the coordinates so that the program understands where it is.

58.889209°N

10.970777°E

hope this helps someone else going from Fugawi 3 to Fugawi 5.

Thank you very much, my problem with converting lat/long to WGS84 standard solved today.

very helpful website used many times for DSM holiday destination in my sat/nav

Very useful site, thank you!

Can you make the fields wider so that they display to the full extent? (especially the DMS fields)

Thank you very much. Your site is very useful for my environmental research works in remote areas in Sri Lanka. Simple and precise.

Thank you for providing a very useful tool.

Really this system of conversion is very important because of time-saving

Thank you, very useful tool for me.

this help me cheat in school thank you so much lol

Thanks it is highly significant . How can i work it in offline

Thank you. This really helped!

Very useful converter. Thanks

Really usefull for Sea Rescue Groups as they tend to use Decimal values.

I have used this website a couple of times when my drone went down. And, always useful for finding fishing spots and places that I need to get back to for photography in a different season. For example, my Sony A77 II grabs a very precise Lat / Long coordinate so I can go back in the Autumn to photograph the color changes on the trees. Thanks!

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

Impossible to tell. You'd have to have a starting point on the globe. That's because lines of latitude are parallel while lines of longitude converge from the equator to the North and/or South poles. Therefore you'd need the longitudinal convergence factor for the longitude based on the actual Latitude

26 degrees NW sounds like a compass bearing and not a position in terms of Lat and Long

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