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Google Maps and how to see the coordinates of the center

 

For those of you who don't have GoogleEarth or any other means to see coordinates it is possible to see them with Google maps as well, only you have to use a little trick.

Here it is. When you enter an address in Google Maps (http://local.google.com) it will center the address for you. You can recenter by double clicking on any point you want. The beauty comes next. Just paste the following into your address bar (Location) of your browser and hit Enter:

javascript:void(prompt('',gApplication.getMap().getCenter()));

And a little window will pop up with the coordinates of the center. Cool, Ha?

Cheers!
ET

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The only things you regret in life are the chances you never take.

Not working

I must be doing something wrong? When i paste javascript the map zooms out to map of US.

Location (Address) bar, not search bar...

jakekells wrote:

I must be doing something wrong? When i paste javascript the map zooms out to map of US.

You have to use Location (Address) bar of the browser, not the search bar in the page...

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The only things you regret in life are the chances you never take.

Pretty Cool!

That's a pretty cool trick! It worked great for me!

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Garmin Nuvi 660

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Neat.

Get Lat/Lon

You can also sign into Google maps,go to my maps,Browse the directory then select,find Get Lat/Lon and add it to your maps.When you go back to your maps put check mark in Get Lat/Lon and click behind any marker and move to location you want and it will display the latitude and longitude.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

At the time it was not available.

charlesd45 wrote:

You can also sign into Google maps,go to my maps,Browse the directory then select,find Get Lat/Lon and add it to your maps.When you go back to your maps put check mark in Get Lat/Lon and click behind any marker and move to location you want and it will display the latitude and longitude.

At the time when I posted the message this feature was not available.

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Get Lat/Lon

etzvetanov wrote:

At the time when I posted the message this feature was not available.

You have to click the "Browse the directory" link to see the list of add-in's. Get Lat/Lon is there.

I prefer Position Finder but they're basically both the same.

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