Format lat/long labels as degrees/minutes/seconds in Surfer

You can format your lat/long labels (contour, axis, post, etc.) in degrees, minutes, seconds (DMS) format in the Label Format options.

For example, to display axis labels in DMS format, follow these steps:

  1. Select the axis in the Contents window.
  2. On the Labels page in the Properties window, expand the Label Format section under the Labels section.
  3. Change the Type to DMS (Lat/long).
  4. Change the DMS format to the specific lat/long format you wish to display.
  5. Select any other options you wish, such as setting the number of decimal digits, displaying symbols (° ' "), embedding spaces, or suppressing leading or trailing zeros.

Display DMS on Axis in Surfer


Updated November 2, 2021

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