Latitude and longitude formats
For use in the Geographic Midpoint Calculator. The calculator supports many common latitude/longitude formats.
Signed degrees format (DDD.dddd)
A latitude or longitude with 8 decimal places pinpoints a location to within 1 millimeter,( 1/16 inch).
- Precede South latitudes and West longitudes with a minus sign.
- Latitudes range from -90 to 90.
- Longitudes range from -180 to 180.
41.25 and -120.9762
-31.96 and 115.84
90 and 0 (North Pole)
DMS + compass direction formats
These formats use degrees, minutes, and seconds. For the following formats:
- Latitudes range from 0 to 90.
- Longitudes range from 0 to 180.
- Use N, S, E or W as either the first or last character, which represents a compass direction North, South, East or West.
- The last degree, minute, or second of a latitude or longitude may contain a decimal portion.
Degrees minutes seconds formats (DDD MM SS + compass direction)
41 25 01N and 120 58 57W
41°25'01"N and 120°58'57"W
S17 33 08.352 and W69 01 29.74
Degrees minutes formats (DDD MM + compass direction)
41 25N and 120 58W
41°25'N and 120°58'W
N41 25.117 and W120 58.292 (Common geocoding format)
Degrees only formats (DDD + compass direction)
41 N and 120 W
41°N and 120°W
N41.092 and W120.8362
90S and 0E (South Pole)