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converts a coordinate in degree-minute-second format to degrees.

converts from degrees-minutes format to degrees.
  • The coordinates are adjusted to stay between -180 and 180 degrees.
  • Note that the sign of degrees is enforced on minutes and seconds; so means 34 degrees, 3 minutes, and 2 seconds W (or S), as does .