# How to convert Degrees into DMS system

The DMS system also referred to as Degree-Minutes-Seconds is a system that is typically used by surveying a position that requires longitude and latitude.

In the DMS system, a degree is divided into exactly 6 minutes and each of those minutes is divided into 60 seconds.

One degree equals 60 minutes

$$1°=60'$$

One minute equals 60 seconds

$$1'=60"$$

One degree then equals 3600 seconds

$$1°=3600"$$

Now if you want to convert any of this measurement you can just simply use the conversion method above for any given degree.

Convert `-317.06`

degrees to DMS.

$$-317.06°$$ $$0.06(60)=3.6$$ $$0.6(60)=36$$ $$-317.06°=-317°3'36"$$