Decimal degrees (DD) express latitude and longitude geographic coordinates as decimal fractions and are used in many geographic information systems (GIS), web mapping applications such as Google Maps, and GPS devices. Decimal degrees are an alternative to using degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS). As with latitude and longitude, the values are bounded by ±90° and ±180° respectively.
Positive latitudes are north of the equator, negative latitudes are south of the equator. Positive longitudes are east of Prime Meridian, negative longitudes are west of the Prime Meridian. Latitude and longitude are usually expressed in that sequence, latitude before longitude.
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... The decimal degree representation of the location of the United States Capitol is 38.889722°, -77.008889° In most systems, such as Google Maps, the degree symbol is omitted and thus the ... A DMS value is converted to decimal degrees using the formula The decimal degree representation for the location of the United States Capitol of 38° 53 ...
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