# Degrees minutes seconds to degrees

This converter can convert degrees(°), minutes('), seconds('') to decimal degrees(DD), just type degrees(°), minutes(') and seconds('') and click Convert button to convert. Degrees to degrees(°),minutes('), seconds('')

 Degrees: ° Minutes: ' Seconds: " Decimal degrees:

## Knowledge of converter

Decimal degrees (DD) express latitude and longitude geographic coordinates as decimal fractions and are used in many geographic information systems (GIS), web mapping applications such as OpenStreetMap, and GPS devices. Decimal degrees are an alternative to using degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS). As with latitude and longitude, the values are bounded by ±90° and ±180° respectively.

Positive latitudes are north of the equator, negative latitudes are south of the equator. Positive longitudes are east of Prime Meridian, negative longitudes are west of the Prime Meridian. Latitude and longitude are usually expressed in that sequence, latitude before longitude.

## How to convert degrees(°),minutes('),seconds('') to decimal degrees

1. 1° = 60' = 3600"

2. 1' = (1/60)° = 0.01666667°

3. 1" = (1/3600)° = 0.000277778°

According to the formula above, direct conversion, so we get:

Decimal degrees = degrees + minutes/60 + seconds/3600

Example

Convert 60° 22' 35" to decimal degrees:

Decimal degrees = degrees + minutes/60 + seconds/3600 = 60° + 22'/60 + 35"/3600 = 60.3763888888888889°(60.37639°)