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## How do I convert lat long to decimal in Google Earth?

Windows/Linux: Click Tools > Options > 3D View. Mac: Click Google Earth > Preferences > 3D View. Then click on the 3D View tab. In the “Show Lat/Long” block, select the top button for Decimal Degrees.

### How Lat Long is calculated?

The Earth rotates one full turn (360º of longitude) in one day. It therefore turns one degree of longitude in 1/360th of a day, or every four minutes. To calculate your longitude, you therefore simply need to work out the time difference between noon at your location and noon at the Prime Meridian.

**How do you change coordinate to decimal?**

Decimal degrees = Degrees + (Minutes/60) + (Seconds/3600)

- First, convert minutes and seconds to their degree equivalents and add the results. 25’/60 = 0.4167° 30″/3600 = .0083°
- Then, add this number to the number of degrees. 39° + 0.425° = 39.425°
- So, the final result is: 39° 25′ 30″ = 39.425°

**How do you write longitude as a decimal?**

Latitude and Longitude coordinates are often presented in degrees, minutes, and second, such as 39°25’30” (39 degrees, 25 minutes, 30 seconds). However, Surfer can only plot values in decimal degrees. So, for example, 39°25’30” is referred to as 39.425 in Surfer.

## How do you write latitude as a decimal?

Latitude can be stated in degree form — with minutes and seconds — or in decimal form. You can convert a latitudinal measurement from degrees to a decimal by following a mathematical formula. Divide minutes by 60. For example, if you had a degree followed by 45 minutes, you would divide 45 by 60 to get 0.75.

### How do I make a measurement on Google Earth?

On your computer, open Google Earth. Search for a place, or select a location on the globe. On the left, click Measure . Google Earth will switch to a top-down view. Click the map to set measurement points. To remove a point, on the right, click Undo . To complete your line measurement, double-click on your last point, or click Done .

**How do I get coordinates from Google Earth to Google Earth?**

Open Google Earth. At the top, click Tools Options. Click 3D View. Then, under “Show Lat/Long,” choose a display format. Click OK. Coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner. Open Google Earth.

**How do I find the longitude and latitude of a location?**

Find the longitude and latitude of any location on the globe. Longitudes and latitudes are available on Google Earth for computers. Open Google Earth. As you move your mouse over different locations, coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner.

## What is the starting point of Google Earth?

The following positions refer to 38° 57′ 33.804″ N, 95° 15′ 55.739″ W which is the default Google Earth starting point over Lawrence, Kansas, USA. In the following table, “d” is used to mark degree digits, “m” for minutes, and “s” for seconds. For lat/lon, the letters “N, S, E, and W can come before or after the coordinates.