Work colleagues handling on-site surveys unusually collected survey points with DMS coordinates such as : N15°58.796'. Usually they sending us points with WGS84/UTM coordinates. I would ask how I convert DMS coordinates to WGS84/UTM coordinates? And specifically to WGS84/UTM zone 20N (EPSG 32620).

  • Converting to DMS to decimal degrees is basic math. Converting DD to UTM meters (and vice-versa) is trivial when using GIS software. Please Edit your question to provide the GIS software you are using, the steps you have taken, and what problem you are encountering.
    – Vince
    Feb 14, 2019 at 18:57
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    Your example latitude is in degrees & decimal minutes (not DMS).
    – Martin F
    Feb 14, 2019 at 22:32
  • Note: Your sample is degree decimal minutes. DMS would be N15°58'47.76".
    – mkennedy
    Feb 20, 2019 at 1:26

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There are many great tools for converting coordinates on the web. Earth Point is good one that accepts many different formats.

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