# PCalc functions for converting between for latitude/longitude formats

I needed a way to convert Latitude/Longitude coordinates between Degrees+Decimal to Degrees Minutes Seconds notation. I created some user functions within the excellent PCalc app that can do this inline in PCalc.

# Pcalc and “User” functions

PCalc has an entire programmable interface for running calculator routines.

the Degrees-Minutes-Seconds (DMS) notation is as follows. In the number `123.4532`

, in the places after the decimal point, the `45`

represents minutes, and the `32`

represents seconds.

Showing the formula and including the “saved” files from PCalc is simplest way to reveal the function.

## D.dddddd -> D.MS

## D.MS -> D.dddddd

## User functions in PCalc

When you run these functions, the results are returned directly into X input.

# Pcalc files

I “saved” these functions on PCalc (Mac) and share them here. I think it should be possible to load them within the app rather than recreating the formulas.