What is 50 minutes in degrees

Conversion of geographic coordinates

Common formats for geo-coordinates are degree minute second (e.g. 52 ° 7 '30.9 ″), degree decimal minute (e.g. 52 ° 7.515') and decimal degree (e.g. 52.12525 °). Different GPS devices can provide geo-coordinates in different formats. The coordinates can also be required in different formats for different maps. The various details can easily be converted using the formulas below.

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Conversion of degrees, minutes and seconds into decimal degrees

calculation

The following calculation steps are necessary for the conversion:

  • Divide seconds by 60
  • Add minutes
  • Divide the result by 60
  • Add degrees

example

What is the coordinate 52 ° 7 ′ 30.9 ″ as a decimal degree?

Result: 52 ° 7 ′ 30.9 ″ = 52.12525 °

Conversion of decimal degrees into degrees, minutes and seconds

calculation

The following calculation steps are necessary for the conversion:

  • the integer part of the decimal degree corresponds to the degree value
  • multiply the fractional part by 60
  • the integer part corresponds to the minute value
  • multiply the fractional part by 60
  • the result corresponds to the seconds value

example

What is the decimal degree value 52.12525 ° in degrees, minutes and seconds?

Result: 52.12525 ° = 52 ° 7 ′ 30.9 ″