DMS is the abbreviation for Degrees Minutes Seconds. Degrees minutes seconds (DMS) are special type of units used for measuring angles, as an alternative to decimal way to stating the size of an angle. It is a known fact that there are 360 degrees in a whole circle, with 1/60th of those being 1 minute, and 1/60th of one minute being 1 second. DMS includes degrees (°), minutes ('), seconds (''), with the corresponding symbols, and a size of any angle can be stated like, for example, 30 degrees, 10 minutes, 50 seconds.
The numerical values for latitude and longitude in decimal number format are:
° for degrees, ' for minutes and '' for seconds.
The common abbreviations of the directions:
- S: South
- W: West
- E: East
- N: North
You can also get the lat long and the DMS values by clicking on the map.
World Geodetic System WGS84 standard is used on this latitude and longitude to DMS converter.