# How do you convert latitude and longitude coordinates?

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## How do you convert latitude and longitude coordinates?

Community Mapping Experiment: How to Convert Latitude and Longitude to Map Coordinates

- Step 1: Multiply (×) the “degrees” by 60.
- Step 2: Add (+) the “minutes”
- Step 3: If the Latitude (Longitude) degrees are S (W) use a minus sign (“-“) in front.
- Step 4: Subtract Reference Location converted to Minutes.

## How do I get northing and easting?

Eastings are written before Northings. Thus in a 6 digit grid reference 123456, the Easting component is 123 and the Northing component is 456, i.e. if the smallest unit is 100 metres, it refers to a point 12.3 km east and 45.6 km north from the origin.

## How do I convert WGS84 to PRS92?

How to convert coordinates from WGS84 to PRS92

- Select input\output spatial references.
- Input coordinates using decimal format.
- Click on ‘Transform’ button to convert coordinates.
- Your coordinates will be converted using the output spatial reference.

## Is latitude equal to northing?

After transformation Latitude is denoted by Y (northing) and Longitude by X (Easting). The most common units of measure in projected coordinate systems are meters and feet.

## How do you write longitude and latitude?

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 northing and easting coordinates?

Easting and northing are geographic Cartesian coordinates for a point. Easting is the eastward -measured distance (or the x – coordinate) and northing is the northward -measured distance (or the y -coordinate). When using common projections such as the transverse Mercator projection, these are distances projected on an imaginary surface similar to a bent sheet of paper, and are not the same as distances measured on the curved surface of the Earth .

## What are the lines of latitude and longitude?

Latitude (shown as a horizontal line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels. Longitude (shown as a vertical line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime ( Greenwich ) Meridian .

## What are the coordinates for latitude and longitude?

Latitude and longitude are a pair of numbers (coordinates) used to describe a position on the plane of a geographic coordinate system. The numbers are in decimal degrees format and range from -90 to 90 for latitude and -180 to 180 for longitude. For example, Washington DC has a latitude 38.8951 and longitude -77.0364.