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Utm To Decimal Degrees Converter Excel



final step (changing Meter coordinates to decimal degrees coordinates)- right click on the shapefile under layers -> Open attributes table- Add new fields, in this case two, set data type to double, field names should be for X and Y coordinates.right click on each field-> Calculate Geometry -> select which coordinate column you want to transform, change at the last drop down to decimal degrees then Ok, repeat this step for the other field for its corresponding coordinate




Utm To Decimal Degrees Converter Excel



HI I have an excel spreadsheet that shows the coordinates in lat long decimal degrees. I need to show the coordinates as utm x y. To be more specific I need to have one column that shows the UTM on showing the x and one showing the y. Is there an easier way than manually converting each decimal degree to UTM and and entering them manually within the 3 new columns named UTM X Y


Angular measurements are commonly expressed in units of degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS). 1 degree equals 60 minutes, and one minute equals 60 seconds. To simplify some mathematical calculations, you may want to express angular measurements in degrees and decimal fractions of degrees.


The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications custom function accepts a text string of degrees, minutes, and seconds formatted in the exact same format that the Convert_Degree function returns (for example, 10 27' 36") and converts it to an angle formatted as a decimal value. This is exactly the reverse of the Convert_Degree custom function.


Note: The information in this article applies to ArcGIS versions 10.0 and prior only. Later versions of ArcGIS may contain different functionality, as well as different names and locations for menus, commands and geoprocessing tools. To perform these actions in ArcGIS 10.1 and later versions, refer to How To: Import XY data to ArcMap and convert the data to shapefile or feature class at ArcMap 10.1 and later versions.ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro cannot read data in degrees-minutes-seconds (DMS), and therefore this data must be converted into decimal degrees (DD) before importing.


The steps below are instructions for formatting XY data, in decimal degrees, using Microsoft Excel, and converting these data into a shapefile or geodatabase feature class in ArcMap. There are several table formats that ArcMap can read to bring point data into ArcMap as an event theme.


  • Use Excel to format the columns containing the Longitude (X, or Easting) and Latitude (Y, or Northing) values as NUMBER, with a minimum of 8 decimal places. This is to ensure that ArcMap reads the data in the file correctly.Descriptions of the contents of each column are required in the output file. The label columns are ID, Longitude, Latitude, and Description. The image below shows the distribution of positive and negative values for longitude (X) and latitude (Y) coordinates worldwide.

  • After formatting the file, select all the cells in populated rows and columns in the table, and navigate to File > Print Area > Set Print Area, or Page Layout > Print Area > Set Print Area.

  • Note:In the later versions of Excel, the Print Area options are on the Page Layout tab.Navigate to File > Save As, and select a supported format from the choices available in Excel. Click Yes if Excel prompts that certain formatting is not supported in this file format.

  • Close Excel. Click No when Excel prompts to save the changes.

  • Note:If the changes are saved, Excel converts the file to an .xls or .xlsx Workbook that can only be used in ArcMap at version 9.2 and newer versions.Add the data from the .dbf, .csv, .txt or .prn file to ArcMap. Navigate to Tools > Add XY Data, and select the file to do so.

  • Note:In version 10.0, click the Add Data button.Right-click the table name, and select Display XY Data.

Warning:At version 10.0, ArcMap applies the coordinate system of the Data Frame to the XY Data. This coordinate system is likely to be wrong for the data.Click the Edit button to open the Spatial Reference Properties dialog box. Click the Select button to select a coordinate system for the data.Note:If a warning message regarding the missing Object-ID field is displayed, it is safe to ignore it and click OK. As an example, GPS data is most often collected in units of decimal degrees or lat/long, which is a geographic coordinate system. Open this directory. Most frequently, GPS data is collected on the WGS 1984 datum, so open the World folder, and select WGS_1984.prj.


  • Geographic Coordinate Systems and Areas of Use

  • How To: Import XY data to ArcMap and convert the data to shapefile or feature class at ArcMap 10.1 and later versions

  • How To: Convert degrees minutes seconds values to decimal degree values using the Field Calculator

  • How To: Select the correct geographic (datum) transformation when projecting between datums

  • How To: Convert a file with coordinates in degrees, minutes and seconds to a shapefile in ArcMap 9.x

  • How To: Convert a file with coordinates in degrees, minutes, and seconds to a feature class or shapefile using ArcMap 10.x



I'm using ArcMap 10.8.1. I have coordinates of points in decimal degrees, which I would like to convert to UTM and ultimately output to Excel. Since I want to output the coordinates to Excel, I'd like to have the UTM zone, easting, and northing as three separate fields. Is there a way to do this? I know the Convert Coordinate Notation tool can do the conversion, but it outputs the coordinates as one field.


Hi! Thank you very much for the article. It was very useful for me.How can I write the latitude with degrees, minutes and decimals of minutes?Just like u wrote here [hh]mm'ss.00\'', but I want the decimals after the minutes like 1050'.5 The minutes need to be divided by 6 to obtain decimals.Second question: how do I format the cells so when I calculate latitude 1 + latitude 2, when I have 10 decimals at the end to go automatically in minutes.Example : 1050'.5 + 20 5'.6 =30 56'.1Thank you very much!


Been reading so many VBA scripts on how to do this DMS to DD conversion within excelAnd even Microsoft's publication of their own VBA script on how to do this -ca/help/213449/how-to-convert-degrees-minutes-seconds-angles-to-or-from-decimal-angleEven does the calculation part wrong


Look, use a coordinate converter from meters to degrees and the results you should give is 89 longitude and 13 latitude, but it gave me 89 and latitude 2 use 16 zone and northern hemisphere I need to know what it does


I have a .csv file of 9,000+ UTM coordinates that I would like to convert into decimal degrees and I am having a bit of trouble. I have searched through several of the posts that have been posted here and elsewhere and I can't seem find a solution that transforms my set of UTM's into usable and accurate lat/long's.


  • Frequently anticipated questions: What does this data set describe? How might this data set be cited?

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  • What does this data set describe?Title:Chirp sub-bottom profiler 500-shot point interval navigation collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri Point Shapefile)Abstract:The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapped approximately 336 square kilometers of the lower shoreface and inner-continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2011 using interferometric sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. These spatial data support research on the Quaternary evolution of the Fire Island coastal system and provide baseline information for research on coastal processes along southern Long Island. For more information about the WHCMSC Field Activity, see _info.php?fan=2011-005-FA.How might this data set be cited?U.S. Geological Survey, 2015, Chirp sub-bottom profiler 500-shot point interval navigation collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri Point Shapefile): data release DOI:10.5066/F75X2704, U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.Online Links: -activity-data/2011-005-FA/ -activity-data/2011-005-FA/data/seismics/2011-005-FA_chirp500sht.zipThis is part of the following larger work.Denny, Jane F., Schwab, William C., Baldwin, Wayne E., Bergeron, Emile, and Moore, Eric, 2015, High-resolution geophysical data collected offshore of Fire Island, New York in 2011, USGS Field Activity 2011-005-FA: data release DOI:10.5066/F75X2704, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.Online Links:

  • What geographic area does the data set cover?West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.278147East_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.745661North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.749798South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.544405What does it look like? -activity-data/2011-005-FA/data/seismics/2011-005-FA_chirp500sht.jpg (JPEG)Image showing chirp sub-bottom profiler 500-shot point interval navigation collected by the U.S. Geological Survey on the inner-continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, NY, 2011.Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?Beginning_Date: 21-May-2011Ending_Date: 05-Jun-2011Currentness_Reference: ground condition during 20110521 - 20110605What is the general form of this data set?Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital dataHow does the data set represent geographic features?How are geographic features stored in the data set?This is a Vector data set.It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):Entity point (9760)

  • What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude.Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001.Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000001.Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.How does the data set describe geographic features?2011-005-FA_chirp500sht500-shot point interval navigation for chirp sub-bottom data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during field activity 2011-005-FA offshore of Fire Island, NY, 2011. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)FIDInternal feature number. (Source: ESRI)Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.ShapeFeature geometry. (Source: ESRI)Coordinates defining the features.EastEasting coordinate in UTM zone 18N, meters, WGS84 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:645669.89Maximum:690447.74Units:metersNorthNorhting coordinate in UTM, zone 18N, meters, WGS84 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:4489705.56Maximum:4513363.82Units:metersLonLongitude coordinate in decimal degrees, WGS84 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:-73.278147Maximum:-72.745661Units:decimal degreesLatLatitude coordinate in decimal degrees, WGS84 (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:40.544405Maximum:40.749798Units:decimal degreesLineNameLine and file number for corresponding seismic files. This information is used during data acquisition, processing and archival. Format: L1F1, where L = Line; 1 = Line number; F= File; 1 = File number. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)String up to 254 characters.ShotShot number (first, last, every 500 shot) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:1Maximum:27823YearCalendar year in which data were collected (USGS Field activity 2011-005-FA; 2011) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)ValueDefinition2011Calendar year in which data were collectedJulDayJulian Day during which sonar data were collected (2011) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:141Maximum:156Units:Julian day is the integer number representing the interval of time in days since January 1 of the year of collection.UTCUTC time of seismic shot (HH:MM:SS) (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)String up to 8 characters.oldEastpre-layback calculation Easting coordinate in UTM Zone 18N meters, WGS84. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:645635.24Maximum:690407.77Units:metersoldNorthpre-layback calculation Northing coordinate in UTM Zone 18N meters, WGS84. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)Range of valuesMinimum:4489745.46Maximum:4513348.58Units:metersSurveyUnique USGS field activity identification number in the format YYYY-NNN-FA where YYYY is the field activity year, NNN represents the number assigned to the field activity within that year, and FA stands for field activity. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)String up to 30 characters.Acq_SystemSeismic system used to acquire data during USGS field activity 2011-005-FA. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)String up to 20 characters.ShipSurvey vessel. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)String up to 30 characters.Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:The unique shot CSV file has the following column headings: East, North, Lon, Lat, LineName, Shot, Year, JulDay, UTC, OldEast, OldNorth, Survey, Acq_system, and ship. OldEast and OldNorth document pre-layback shot/trace positions in eastings and northings. The PNG seismic reflection images can be hyperlinked to their trackline location in ArcGIS. The 500 shot point intervals correspond to the x-axis ticks on the PNG images.Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: U.S. Geological SurveyWho produced the data set?Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)U.S. Geological Survey

Who also contributed to the data set?To whom should users address questions about the data?Jane F. DennyU.S. Geological SurveyGeologist384 Woods Hole RoadWoods Hole, Massachusetts


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