Degrees to degrees minutes seconds

This converter can convert decimal degrees to degrees(°), minutes('), seconds(''), both negative and floating-point numbers are supported for conversion. Type decimal degrees and click Convert button to convert decimal to degrees(°) minutes(') seconds(''). Degrees(°),minutes('), seconds('') to degrees

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

  1. For the degrees use the whole number part of the decimal

  2. For the minutes multiply the remaining decimal by 60. Use the whole number part of the answer as minutes.

  3. For the seconds multiply the new remaining decimal by 60


Convert decimal degrees 123.513o to degrees minutes seconds

  1. The whole number is degrees(°). So 123.513 get 123 degrees.

  2. Multiply the remaining decimal by 60. 0.513*60 = 30.78, so the whole number 30 equals minutes(').

  3. Multiply the remaining decimal by 60. 0.78*60 = 46.8, so the whole number 46.8 equals seconds('').

  4. Decimal degrees 123.513 converts to 123 degrees(°), 30 minutes(') and 46.8 seconds(''), or 123° 30' 46.8".

  5. Be sure to follow math rules of rounding when calculating seconds by hand. If your resulting seconds is something like 46.8 you may round up to 47.