Degrees,minutes,seconds to Decimal Degree conversion

Degrees (°), minutes ('), seconds('') to decimal degrees angle converter and how to convert.


How to convert Degrees,Minutes,Seconds to Decimal Degrees:

One degree is equal to 60 minutes and equal to 3600 seconds:

1° = 60' = 3600''

One minute is equal to 1/60 degrees:

1' = (1/60)° = 0.01666667°

One second is equal to 1/3600 degrees:

1'' = (1/3600)° = 2.77778e-4° = 0.000277778°

For angles with d integer degrees m minutes and s seconds:

d° m' s''

The decimal degrees dd is equal to:

dd = d + m/60 + s/3600


Example:

Convert a 30 degrees 15 minutes and 50 seconds angle to decimal degrees:

30° 15' 50''

The decimal degrees dd is equal to:

dd = d + m/60 + s/3600 =

30° + 15'/60 + 50''/3600 =

30.263888889°


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