Recently we took a trip where the Google Maps Android application showed the location of where we wanted to go. Our mobile GPS unit, a Nuvi 650, did not have that location in its database. So i had to think of a way to get the GPS Coordinates from the Nexus 6 and transfer it to the Nuvi 650.
No problem, so I thought until I tried to get the GPS coordinates from the Nexus 7. We did not figre out how to do it at the time, so we used the Nexus 7 map app. The good news, is that we were able to use the Nexus 7 Google map application to get to our destination even though we were out of WI-FI range for the entire trip. It was a fun experiment.
Since getting home, I was able to look-up this solution. "How to easily find any location’s coordinates with the Google Maps’ app"
The solution worked, but is cumbersome.
Since posting, I found on Google Play the following app: "Map Coordinates".
Since I just downloaded the app, I can't say much about it other than it does its job of displaying the GPS coordinates. Any favorite app for displaying GPS coordinates?
If you don't want to be tied to the Google Maps App, there are a variety of apps (some free) that will allow you to access the coordinates of the Android phone's GPS. For what ever reason Android apparently doesn't have a built in app to display the coordinates like the Apple iOS does.
This link has some ways to get the phone's GPS coordinates:
Another option. Use the Garmin Smartlink app to send locations you select within the Smartlink Pick Location option from your phone/tablet to your Smartlink compatable Bluetooth Nuvi.
Edit to add: Also if you save a location within the Google Maps App it will sometimes show the coordinates under the Your Places menu option, Nearby Saved Places section. Its hit or miss for me. Sometimes its a street address, other times a saved location shows up as the long/lat coordinates.
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