If you are looking for a latitude-longitude converter in Excel with which you can convert DMS values to Decimal values, then this article will be helpful for you. So, letâ€™s get into the main article.

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## What Is Latitude Longitude?

Latitude-longitude is basically two numbers to represent the position of a place in the geographical coordinate system. It is generally represented in two formats; **Degree-Minute-Second (DMS)**, and** Decimal**. The values are negative in the South and West positions and positive in the North and East positions.

## Excel Latitude Longitude Converter: 2 Examples

In the following dataset, we have some latitude and longitude values of some random places. In the following two examples, we will show the process of converting **DMS **to **Decimal **and **Decimal **to **DMS**.

For creating this article, we have used the *Microsoft Excel 365 *version. You can use any other version.

__Example-1__: Converter of Latitude Longitude Degree, Minute, and Second to Decimal Values

Here, we have the latitudes and longitudes in **DMS **format, and so we will convert them into decimal values to create an Excel latitude-longitude converter.

__Step-01__: Using Text to Columns Option

Here, we will use the **Text to Columns **option to separate the degrees, minutes, and seconds.

- Enter 3 additional temporary columns â€“
*deg, min, sec*.

Now, we will separate the degrees, minutes, and seconds in these new columns.

- Select the range, and go to the
**Data**tab >>**Text to Columns**.

Afterward, the **Convert Text to Columns Wizard **will open up.

- Choose the
**Delimited**option, and press**Next**.

Then, you will get into the next stage of this wizard.

- Select
**Space**as the**Delimiter**, and click on**Next**.

- In the final stage, choose the
**Column data format**as**General**. - Enter the destination cell where you want the output (here, we have entered
**$C$4**), and press**Finish**.

In this way, we have separated the degree, minute, and second values into three different columns.

Following this procedure, we have also separated the values of the longitudes.

__Step-02__: Omitting Symbols

Here, we will remove the symbols from the degree, minute, and second values.

- To omit the symbol of the degree, minute, and second, here we have entered 3 additional columns again.

Letâ€™s see how to omit the degree symbol first.

- Select the range of the deg column, and then go to the
**Data**tab >>**Text to Columns**.

Afterward, the **Convert Text to Columns Wizard **will open up.

- Choose the
**Delimited**option, and press**Next**.

Then, you will get into the next stage of this wizard.

- Select
**Other**as the**Delimiter**, and put down**Â° (degree)**. - Click on
**Next**.

Then, you will reach the final stage.

- Select the second column from
**Data Preview**, and click on the**Do not import column (skip)**

- Enter the destination cell where you want the output (here, we have entered
**$D$4**), and press**Finish**.

Later, we extracted the values only from the deg column.

Similarly, extract the minute and second values in the Min, and Sec columns.

Following this procedure, we have also removed the degree, minute, and second symbols for the longitude coordinates also.

Afterward, we deleted the unnecessary columns; deg, min, and sec, and made sure to enter the minus (-) symbol before the values of degrees, minutes, and seconds when the latitude is negative.

__Step-03__: Applying Formulas

Now, we will calculate the decimal values.

- Type the following formula in cell
**F4**.

`=C4+D4/60+E4/3600`

Here, **C4 **is the degree value, **D4 **is the minute value, and **E4 **is the second value.

- Press
**ENTER**, and drag down the**Fill Handle**.

Finally, you will have the following decimal values of latitude coordinates.

Similarly, use the following formula to get the decimal values of the longitude coordinates.

`=C13+D13/60+E13/3600`

__Example-2__: Converting Latitude and Longitude Decimal Values to Degree, Minute, Second in Excel

Here, we will convert the following decimal values to **DMS **format to make an Excel latitude-longitude converter.

__Step-01__: Replace Symbols

Firstly, we will replace the decimal points with **,. **to split the values before the decimal points and after the points.

- Select the range, and go to the
**Home**tab >>**Editing**group >>**Find & Select**dropdown >>**Replace**.

Later, the **Find and Replace **dialog box will open up.

- Go to the
**Replace**tab, and write the following

**Find what â†’ ,**

**Replace with â†’ ,.**

- Choose to
**Replace All**.

In this way, we have replaced commas with **,.** to facilitate the next step.

__Step-02__: Using Text to Columns Feature

Here, we will separate the values after and before the decimal points.

- Select the range of the
**Lat D**column, and go to the**Data**tab >>**Text to Columns**.

Afterward, the **Convert Text to Columns Wizard **will open up.

- Choose the
**Delimited**option, and press**Next**.

Then, you will get into the next stage of this wizard.

- Select
**Comma**as the**Delimiter**, and click on**Next**.

- In the final stage, enter the destination cell where you want the output (here, we have entered
**$C$4**), and press**Finish**.

In this way, we have split the values before and after the decimal points.

__Step-03__: Using Formulas

- Now, we will use the following formula to convert the remnant values of the Rem 1 column into minutes.

`=D4*60`

To extract the minutes from the values of the Rem 2 column, we have pasted these results as values in the Rem 2 column.

- Then, using the previous procedure we have replaced the
**comma(,)**with a**comma & full stop (,.)**

After that, using the **Text to Columns **option again we separated the values before and after the decimal points.

- In the Rem 3 column, we got the second value which we have to multiply by 60, and so we have used the following formula in the SecÂ column.

`=G4*60`

Finally, to have our desired format of **DMS **values, we have used the following formula in cell **I4**.

`=CONCATENATE(C4,"Â°"," ",D4,"'"," ",F4,"""")`

Here, **the CONCATENATE function** will combine the values with their respective symbols.

- Press
**ENTER**, and drag down the**Fill Handle**tool.

Later, you will have your desired **DMS **format.

Now, we will repeat all of the procedures for latitude decimal coordinates again to convert the following longitudinal coordinates.

Eventually, we obtained the longitude coordinates in **DMS **format.

After completing the tasks, we removed the unnecessary columns.

## Practice Section

For doing practice, we attached a Practice section on the right side of each sheet.

**Download Practice Workbook**

## Conclusion

In this article, we tried to create a latitude-longitude converter in Excel in two ways. Hope you will find it useful. For any further queries, you can leave a comment below.

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