DMS to DD

Click the Data | Coordinate System | DMS to DD command to convert DMS longitude and latitude values to decimal degrees. The DMS to DD command converts two source columns of data and writes the new values in two target columns.

 

DMS to DD Dialog

The DMS to DD dialog is opened when the DMS to DD command is clicked. Specify the source and target columns and the source DMS format in the DMS to DD dialog.

 

Specify the source and target columns and the DMS format.

 

Source Columns

The Source Columns group contains the Longitude and Latitude columns and the DMS Format.

 

Longitude and Latitude

Select the column containing DMS longitude values in the Longitude field. Select the column containing DMS latitude values in the Latitude field. Click the current selection to change the column. The Longitude and Latitude column lists only include columns with data. Latitude column values must be between -90 and 90 degrees.

 

DMS Format

Select the source data format in the DMS Format field. Click the current selection and select the desired format from the list. DMS source data must be formatted in one of the following data formats, and all of the source data must use the same format:

 

Target Columns

The Target Columns group contains the Longitude and Latitude columns. Select the column where the converted longitude values should be created in the Longitude field. Select the column where the converted latitude values should be created in the Latitude field. Click the current selection to change the column. Select the same columns as the Source Columns if you wish to overwrite the source data. The default Longitude and Latitude columns are the first empty columns in the worksheet.

 

OK and Cancel

Click OK to create the decimal degrees longitude and latitude columns. Click Cancel to close the DMS to DD dialog without converting the values to decimal degress.

 

 

See Also

Latitude and Longitude in Decimal Degrees

Data Tab Commands