Engineering & Science Conversions
Degrees, minutes, seconds to decimal degrees converter
Enter angle in degrees,minutes,seconds and press the update button:
One degree is equal to 60 minutes and 3600 seconds:
1º = 60' = 3600"
One minute is equal to 1/60 degrees:
1' = (1/60)º = 0.01666667º
One second is equal to 1/3600 degrees:
1" = (1/3600)º = 2.77778e4º = 0.000277778º
For angle with d integer degrees m minutes and s seconds:
dº m' s"
The decimal degrees dd is equal to:
dd = d + m/60 + s/3600
Example
Convert 1 degrees30 minutes and 30 seconds angle to decimal degrees:
1º 30' 30"
The decimal degrees dd is equal to:
dd = d + m/60 + s/3600
dd
= 1º + 30'/60 + 30"/3600 = 1.508333º
