Calculating the decimal degrees for Store Locator

When entering the store objects in Customer and Orders Manager for the Store Locator, you have the option to enter in the latitude and longitude of the store location. Traditionally latitude and longitude are shown in the following format of Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (35° 8′ 18"). When entering the values for the store object they must be entered in what is called decimal degree format which will look something like 80.12345.

To convert the latitude and longitude from the traditional format to decimal degrees you will need to use the below formula.

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

For example, 35° 8′ 18" would work out as 35 + (8/60) + (18/3600) = 35.13833.

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