This page can be used to convert latitude and longitude coordinates.
The formulas are as follows:
Degrees Minutes Seconds to Degrees Minutes.m
Degrees = Degrees
Minutes.m = Minutes + (Seconds / 60)
Degrees Minutes.m to Decimal Degrees
.d = M.m / 60
Decimal Degrees = Degrees + .d
Contributing columnist Catherine Burton interviewed Michael Carson, GIS manager at the City of Burbankwhere, as in many cities, GIS work continues to be a critical element in city administration and planning.