# What are the different Lat Long formats?

## What are the different Lat Long formats?

The numerical values for latitude and longitude can occur in a number of different units or formats:

- sexagesimal degree: degrees, minutes, and seconds : 40° 26′ 46″ N 79° 58′ 56″ W.
- degrees and decimal minutes: 40° 26.767′ N 79° 58.933′ W.
- decimal degrees: +40.446 -79.982.

**How are Lat Long coordinates written?**

When writing latitude and longitude, write latitude first, followed by a comma, and then longitude. For example, the above lines of latitude and longitude would be written as “15°N, 30°E.”

**What are the GPS formats?**

Here are examples of formats that work:

- Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24’12.2″N 2°10’26.5″E.
- Degrees and decimal minutes (DMM): 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418.
- Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403.

### Are there different types of coordinates?

There are three basic forms of a coordinate. Coordinate containing degrees (integer), minutes (integer), and seconds (integer, or real number) (DMS). Coordinate containing degrees (integer) and minutes (real number) (MinDec). Coordinate containing only degrees (real number) (DegDec).

**What GPS format does Google use?**

HOW IT WORKS With just a button located at the top right of the Google Maps website (below your Google account image), you can manually or automatically copy and paste the GPS coordinates of any selected place in DD format (decimal degrees), in DD format (decimal degrees) and in DMS format (degrees, minutes & seconds).

**What are the two formats to display a set coordinates?**

Coordinate Formats

Coordinate format | Coordinate format style | Input/Display |
---|---|---|

Delimited Degrees Minutes Seconds with symbols & suffix | (D° MM’ SS[.s*]” [NESW]) | Display only |

Degrees.Minutes | (D+.MM) | Input and display |

Degrees.Minutes with symbols | (D+° MM’) | Display only |

Degrees.MinutesSeconds | (D+.MMSS[s*]) | Input and display |

## What is WGS 84 and explain?

Brief Description: WGS 84 is an Earth-centered, Earth-fixed terrestrial reference system. and geodetic datum. WGS 84 is based on a consistent set of constants and model parameters that describe the Earth’s size, shape, and gravity and geomagnetic fields.

**How do you format longitude and latitude?**

Write out latitude and longitude. To write out the full location, start with the line of latitude. Follow this with the coordinates using minutes and decimals. Add a comma and then the line of longitude followed by its minutes and decimals.

**How do you write latitude and longitude?**

When writing latitude and longitude, use the symbol “°” to indicate degrees. As you move north of the equator, lines of latitude increase by one degree until they reach 90 degrees. The 90 degree mark is the North Pole . Lines of latitude above the equator are marked using the letter “N” to mean North.

### How do you calculate latitude and longitude?

Calculate latitude and longitude using the formula: latitude = asin (z/R) and longitude = atan2 (y,x). In this formula, we have the values of x, y, z and R from step 2.

**What are different ways to write coordinates?**

There are a couple of ways you can write coordinates on the map. By using one latitude line and one longitude line, you can represent map coordinates. The other methods include identifying the lines of longitude and latitude on the map. Then, select an appropriate format to place the numbers, symbols, decimals, and degrees.