I was wondering if someone could tell me a quicker way to get coordinates than manually writing them down from Google Earth. I figure if I am already pointing my mouse at a desired location, shouldn't there be a way to click and copy those coordinates to the computer's clipboard?
Have a look at http://www.batchgeocode.com/lookup/ This site offers a wonderful easy to use tool for bulk geocoding. The resulting data is easily manipulated in Excel and then can be used to create your custom POI .CSV file.
drop a Placemark at the desired location, and then you have something to get the Lat/Lon from.
In Google Earth, you can select the pushpin tool and a popup window displays the coordinates for copying. Just move the pushpin placemark and watch the coordinates change in the popup.
i like this site:
I don't write them down but instead read them off the Google Earth Screen when entering them into my spreadsheet or text file. I open Google earth at full screen and then my spread sheet or text file NOT at full screen positioned so I can see the bottom part of google earth.
Alt-Tab to google earth, find your spot, leave the arrow on that spot and the coordinates are shown at the bottom the window. Alt-Tab to my spreadsheet or text file and type in the coordinates while reading them right off the bottom of the google earth screen clearly displayed under my current window.
For single coordinates, it is pretty fast to locate the spot, ALT-Tab then type in the two numbers. Done. I suppose you can put in push pins, open the push pin, copy the coordinates, then switch to Excel, paste them in, etc. but that actually takes a bit more time, keystrokes and mouse clicks. My way is pretty efficient once you get going.
I use either the batch decoder or if I can find it on the map, I will use google maps (since you have to install Google earth) if I am at a computer that isn't mine
when using google earth,
I like to use the push pin, then copy the longitude, and paste it in the description box same with latitude or just copy/paste directly into or where ever I need the info.
Highlight and right click or highlight and ctrl C / ctrl V works for me. Don't have to worry about mouse drift or typos.
Everyone tries different methods and eventually we use bits and pieces of various methods and use what works best for our unique situations.
However, when using GeePeeEx editor, I just find the place on the map within the editor, and click on "update from map" no copying or pasting.
To each his own.
The geocode tool on this site is relatively basic and user friendly --
terms | privacy | contactCopyright © 2006-2020