Coordinate notation

Enter the coordinates in the available notation, the other notations will be calculated. The entered values should always be positive and use N, S, E and W.

The bottom field can be used the enter coordinates in 1 field.

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GPS coordinates as used at Geocaching.com can be represented in different ways. The notation uses N (North) or S (South) to denote latitude and E (East) or W (West) to denote longitude. Furthermore are these coordinates shown as degrees and decimal minutes. However, there are more ways to express them. If N, S, E and W is not shown, N and E are positive values and S and W negative values. Furthermore the next three notations are possible with: ° the degrees symbol, ' the minutes symbol and '' the seconds symbol. There are 60 minutes in one degree and 60 seconds in one minute.

Notation name | Example |

Decimal degrees | N 50.91721° E 5.91775° |

Degrees and decimal minutes | N 50° 55.032' E 5° 55.065' |

Degrees, minutes and seconds | N 50° 55' 1.956'' E 5° 55' 3.9'' |

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