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Q: Latitude/Longitude Conversion ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Latitude/Longitude Conversion
Category: Science
Asked by: glscott-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 22 Jul 2002 15:37 PDT
Expires: 21 Aug 2002 15:37 PDT
Question ID: 43903
Need to convert decimal format for lat/lon's into degrees, minutes and
seconds.  That is, I have latitudes like 37.138138  and longitude like
-80.544823.  I'd like them in a dd:mm:ss format.
Subject: Re: Latitude/Longitude Conversion
Answered By: voyager-ga on 22 Jul 2002 15:49 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hallo glscott!

I think you are looking for a site like "Latitude, Longitude Format
Conversion" ( ).
The Java applet there can convert from Decimal Degrees to Degrees,
Minutes, and Seconds and the other way around.

I hope this helps. If you require further assistance feel free to ask!


Additional Resources:

The Calculator Homepage (where you can find links to scientific
calculators. Calc98 for example can do your conversions, too (on
windows or linux (under wine))

Search Strategy:

latitude conversion
glscott-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
You guys are really quick!  Thanks for your help.

Subject: Re: Latitude/Longitude Conversion
From: iaint-ga on 23 Jul 2002 01:38 PDT
If you are after the mathematical equations to allow you to implement
this yourself as opposed to using a Java applet embedded in a web
page, you will find an explanation of the necessary algorithms at

Subject: Re: Latitude/Longitude Conversion
From: moofahoof-ga on 24 Jul 2002 10:32 PDT
A nice little Macintosh program to do this can be found at
Subject: Re: Latitude/Longitude Conversion
From: molodensky-ga on 08 Apr 2003 16:29 PDT

or the free calculator at the site as well.

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