I have a set of Degree Minute Second (DMS) formatted latitude/longitude; my question is how can I convert these DMS value to decimal degrees?
Copy the coordinates into Excel. Split the coordinates into Degrees, Minutes and Seconds in separate cells.
Take the degrees and add the (minutes/60) and add the (seconds/3600)
If the coordinate is in the south or west, multiply the final answer by -1 to make it a negative value.
You can convert multiple coordinates in Excel this way, so it is not a manual process.
You do need to know, from your example, and split out the DD, MM and SS from the values you have been given. You can save the Excel to CSV or another format which is readable in MATLAB.