# Degrees Minutes Explained

**This video includes latitude longitude and coordinates with degrees minutes and seconds also referred to as grid reference.**

**Degrees minutes explained**.
How to convert degrees minutes seconds to decimal degrees.
How many seconds are in the last 0 832 minutes.
1 degree is equal to 1 hour that is equal to 60 minutes or 3600 seconds.

Go to the geography mapwork playlist to view the. This video will explain degrees minutes and seconds and will follow with two examples. One degree is equal to 60 minutes and equal to 3600 seconds.

40 26 46 n 79 58 56 w. This is eric hutchinson at the college of southern nevada in las vegas nv. To calculate decimal degrees we use the dms to decimal degree formula below.

The pdf version of these notes. Second 1 minute is equal to 60 seconds. It s a lot like telling time there are sixty seconds in a minute 60 1 and there are sixty minutes in a degree 60 1.

1 60 3600 one minute is equal to 1 60 degrees. Well how many times can 1 60 go into 0 832 or what is 60 times 0 832. How to convert degrees minutes seconds to decimal degrees.

It s 49 92 or almost 50 seconds. Degrees and decimal minutes. Ddd mm ss s 32 18 23 1 n 122 36 52 5 w this is the most common format used to mark maps.