Calculates a decimal degree value from separate degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) values, provided as attributes.

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Typical Uses

  • Calculating the decimal degree equivalent of latitude and longitude DMS (degrees, minutes, seconds) values.

How does it work?

The DecimalDegreesCalculator receives any feature with attributes containing valid degrees, minutes, and seconds values, and converts those to decimal degrees. The result is added to the output feature as an attribute.

If an invalid (for example, non-numeric) value is received, the translation will fail.


Usage Notes

  • If degrees, minutes, and seconds are concatenated into a single string, they can be extracted with a StringSearcher or AttributeManager with string functions.


Input Ports

Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies None

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