Convert Degrees, Minutes and Seconds into Decimal Degrees


An online calculator to convert angles in the form degrees, minutes and seconds into decimal degrees using the facts that

1 degree = 60 minutes

1 minute = 60 seconds.

1 degree = 3600 seconds

If an angle is given in the form: Degrees (), minutes ('), seconds (") then the covertion to decimal degrees is given by

decimal degrees = Degrees + minutes/ 60 + seconds / 3600

Example: 45 34' 53" = 45 + 34/60 + 53 / 3600 = 45.581389 degrees

How to use the calculator

1 - Enter the size of your angle in degrees, minutes and seconds format and press "enter" and enter the number of decimal places desired. The answer is in degrees decimal format.

Degrees Minutes Seconds
Decimal Places =
Degrees (decimal) =
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