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## 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.

**What are the different GPS formats?**

The three common formats:

DDD° MM’ SS.S” | Degrees, Minutes and Seconds |
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DDD° MM.MMM’ | Degrees and Decimal Minutes |

DDD.DDDDD° | Decimal Degrees |

### What are the three types of coordinates?

There are three commonly used coordinate systems: Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical.

**What is WGS 84 format?**

WGS 84 is the standard U.S. Department of Defense definition of a global reference system for geospatial information and is the reference system for the Global Positioning System (GPS). It is compatible with the International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS).

#### What are the three formats commonly used to display latitude and longitude coordinates?

Introduction. Terrain Navigator Pro allows you to display and enter Latitude/Longitude coordinates in three formats: Degrees Minutes Seconds (D° M’ S”), Decimal Minutes (D° M. M’), and Decimal Degrees (D.D°). Each of these formats can represent the same geographic location, but expressed differently.

**What are the two types of coordinate systems?**

Data is defined in both horizontal and vertical coordinate systems. Horizontal coordinate systems locate data across the surface of the earth, and vertical coordinate systems locate the relative height or depth of data.

## What are the 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 is UTM and WGS84?**

Both examples are coordinate systems. The difference is that WGS 84 is a geographic coordinate system, and UTM is a projected coordinate system. Geographic coordinate systems are based on a spheroid and utilize angular units (degrees).

### What are the different formats of latitude and longitude?

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 . In API calls you will often see the numbers placed together and separated by a comma: -77.0364,38.8951 .

**What are the different formats of coordinates?**

Coordinate Formats

Coordinate format | Coordinate format style |
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Decimal degrees | (D+[.d*]) |

Delimited Degrees Minutes Seconds | (D+ MM SS[.s*]) |

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

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

#### How many GPS formats are there?

There are presently over 60 different formats for GPS sentences.