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# seconds with 3 digits not decimals

Cesar
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Hi

I've found in two occasions on publications coordinates with 3 digits on seconds (not 2 integers and one decimal). For instance, I have in one case 71 degrees 08 minutes 769 seconds. I would like to change it to degrees and decimals but all converters don't accept 3 digits without decimals. Do you know what should I do? Thanks! Cesar

I've found in two occasions on publications coordinates with 3 digits on seconds (not 2 integers and one decimal). For instance, I have in one case 71 degrees 08 minutes 769 seconds. I would like to change it to degrees and decimals but all converters don't accept 3 digits without decimals. Do you know what should I do? Thanks! Cesar

## Comments

The format would be DDD° MM.MMM' and would look like this with actual numbers.

32° 18.385' N 122° 36.875' W

This is the most typical format though for most GPS users.... I think. I was not quite sure from your post whether you are wanting purely decimal degrees which is this format, DDD.DDDDD° and an actual coordinate may look like this 32.30642° N 122.61458° W or +32.30642, -122.61458

If you can copy/paste an actual example of the coordinate you are asking about it will be helpful. It may not even be lat/long. There are other ways to express location coordinates.

This is the example: 31°37′056′′S, 71°08′769′′W

Have a good day!

Although I can see the possibility of some programming glitch that might not handle seconds correctly, I would think it more likely that someone is incorrectly displaying decimal minutes as minutes and seconds.