Degrees - Minutes - Seconds angle calculator
This calculator is used to add and subtract angles in the form Degrees - Minutes - Seconds (DMS).
Each degree is divided into 60 minutes, and each minute further divided into 60 seconds.
This form is used in astronomy and defining latitude and longitude.
Example 34° 24' 16''
This is read as "34 degrees 24 minutes 16 seconds".
The calculator adds or subtracts input values from the running total in the top window.
- Enter a value in three parts: the degrees in left field, minutes in the middle, and seconds in the right field.
- Press "enter" to enter the input value into the running total, replacing what was there.
- OR: Press either the Plus or Minus button to add/subtract it from the running total.
- Negative inputs should have a minus sign in front of the degrees: -12° 23' 31''
- Small negative numbers (less than one degree) are entered with -0 in the degrees field:
Example: -0° 23' 0''
Automatic conversion to decimal degrees
Whenever a result is calculated it is also converted to decimal degrees. This is displayed just below the result window
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