# 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!

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)

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

Thank you. This really helped!

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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

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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

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

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?