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# Geographical coordinates conversion from one format to the other

 1 Dear All, I have my geographical coordinates in the following format: 3d44'42.838"E 51d25'38.268"N 44.443 3d45'9.935"E 51d30'2.643"N 44.330 3d44'54.911"E 51d30'5.507"N 44.328 How can I convert them into the decimal format. I also do not know the numbers after N such as 44.443 etc. asked 15 Dec '14, 11:14 Ebrahiem 26●1●1●2 accept rate: 0% rorym 5.4k●14●49●100

 1 This is s programming problem. There are 60 minutes in one degree, and 60 seconds in one minute (i.e. 60×60 = 3600 seconds in one degree). `Xd Y ' Z.ZZZ" N` means there are X degrees, Y minutes and Z.ZZZ seconds. The forumula should be something like `X + Y/60 + Z.ZZZ/3600` I don't know what the `44.443` number is. Where did you get these coordinates? answered 15 Dec '14, 12:00 rorym 5.4k●14●49●100 accept rate: 11% I converted the coordinates from Amsterfoort RD to the conventional format and that is where I got that. Let me rephrase the question, can I just replace the d with the degree sign and make spaces in order to use these coordinates? many thanks in advance (15 Dec '14, 12:14) Ebrahiem 1 No. `40d30'` is "40 degrees and 30 minutes". This is also `40.5 d`. So you can't just do a text replace. You need to do the calculation (15 Dec '14, 13:27) rorym yes a text replacement before a calculation (15 Dec '14, 13:59) Ebrahiem

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