Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

DDtoDM ( Decimal Degrees ; Type )

Converts decimal degrees to degrees minutes seconds.

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Edward P. Asmus   Edward P. Asmus
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  Sample input:
DDtoDM ( "38.2065", "lat" )
  Sample output:
38° 12.39'N

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

Converts decimal degrees (DD) to degrees minutes (DM). The format of degrees minutes can be used with Google Earth and Google Maps. Calling the function requires two paramaters: (1) the latitude or longitude in decimal degrees and (2) the type of decimal degrees either "latitude" or "longitude". The type can be shortened to "lat" or "lon" and may be in any case: upper, lower, or mixed.



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