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A2.5 Conversions

Level of expertise required for this Chapter: Beginner; general GIS training

A) LUPMIS has a 'Unit Conversion' Drawing Tool with a wide range of conversion options:



B) For manual conversion, see conversion table below:

Conversion

Steps

Example

Convert degrees minutes seconds to decimal degrees:


1. Take the decimals (digits after the point)
2. Divide them by 60
3. The full number (before the point) are the minutes
4. The rest (decimals, after the point) should be divided again by 60
5. These are the seconds

12.456º
456
456 / 60 = 7.6
7'

6 / 60 = 10

10" --> 12º 7' 10''

Convert degrees minutes seconds to decimal degrees:


1. Take the seconds
2. Divide them by 60
3. Add the minutes
4. Divide by 60
5. These are the decimals of degrees

1º 13' 46.56"
46.56
46.56 / 60 = 0.776
0.776 + 13 = 13.776
13.776 / 60 = 0.2296
.2296
--> 1.2296º

Convert m to feet:


Multiply m with 3.28084

107.80 m
107.8 * 3.28084 =
--> 353.6745 ft

Convert feet to m:


Multiply feet with 0.30480

15 feet
15 * 0.30480 =
--> 4.572 m

Convert ha to m2:


Multiply ha with 10,000

24.5 ha
24.5 * 10,000 = 245,000
--> 245,000 m2

Convert m2 to ha:


Divide m by 10,000

1845 m2
1845 / 10,000 = 0.1845
--> 0.1845 m2

Convert ha to acre:


Multiply ha with 2.4711

120 ha
120 * 2.4711 = 296.52
--> 296.52 acre

Convert acre to ha:


Multiply acre with 0.40468

820 acre
820 * 0.40468 = 331.85
--> 331.85 ha

Convert square feet to m2:


Multiply square feet with 0.09290

350 squ.ft
350 * 0.09290 = 32.54
--> 32.54 m2

Convert square feet to acre:


Multiply square feet with 0.000 022 9

4700 squ.ft
4700 * 0.000 0229 =
0.1076
--> 0.1076 acre

Convert acre to square feet:


Multiply acre with 43,560

34 acre
34 * 43,560 =
--> 1,481,040 squ.ft

Convert m2 to acre:


Multiply square meter with 0.000 247 11

500 m2
500 * 0.000 247 11=
0.1235
--> 0.1235 acre

Convert acre to m2:


Multiply acre with 4046.781

2 acre
2 * 4046.781 = 9093.6
--> 9093.6 m2


C) For coordinate conversions of a point, you can also use the utility Geographic Transformer GeoTrans 95 (see Chapter 5.1.3 and Annex 7)


 


 
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