DMS is the abbreviation for Degrees Minutes Seconds. Degrees minutes seconds (DMS) are special type of units used for measuring angles, as an alternative to decimal way to stating the size of an angle.
It is a known fact that there are 360 degrees in a whole circle, with 1/60th of those being 1 minute, and 1/60th of one minute being 1 second.
The numerical values for latitude and longitude in decimal number format are:
° for degrees, ' for minutes and '' for seconds.
The common abbreviations of the directions:
S = South
W = West
E = East
N = North