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## How do you convert coordinates to decimal degrees?

Decimal degrees = Degrees + (Minutes/60) + (Seconds/3600)

- First, convert minutes and seconds to their degree equivalents and add the results. 25’/60 = 0.4167° 30″/3600 = .0083°
- Then, add this number to the number of degrees. 39° + 0.425° = 39.425°
- So, the final result is: 39° 25′ 30″ = 39.425°

## Is easting and northing the same as longitude and latitude?

“Easting and northing” are the standard names for the x and y coordinates in any projected (i.e. planar) coordinate system. Additionally, “latitude and longitude” are the standard names for the coordinates in any unprojected (i.e. geographic) coordinate system.

**When you convert degrees minutes and seconds to decimal degrees you need to divide seconds with?**

There are 60 minutes in one degree and 3600 seconds in one degree. To convert minutes and seconds to decimal degrees, divide minutes by 60, divide seconds by 3600, and then add the results to obtain the decimal equivalent.

**How do you measure northing and easting?**

The northing values are measured from zero at the equator in a northerly direction. Each zone has a central meridian that is assigned an easting value of 500,000 meters. In Zone 16, for example, the central meridian is at 87 degrees longitude west. One meter east of that central meridian is 500,001 meters easting.

### What is a northing and easting?

The terms easting and northing are geographic Cartesian coordinates for a point. Easting refers to the eastward-measured distance (or the -coordinate), while northing refers to the northward-measured distance (or the -coordinate). The orthogonal coordinate pair are commonly measured in meters from a horizontal datum.

### What is Northing and Easting coordinates?

**How do you read easting and northing?**

The numbers going across the map from left to right are called eastings, and go up in value eastwards, and the numbers going up the map from bottom to top are called northings, because they go up in a northward direction.

**What is easting northing?**

#### Is xy the same as easting and northing?

Yep, Y is Northing and X is Easting. The Y axis goes north and south (northing), and the x axis goes east and west (easting). That’s how I remember it at least.