File Maintainers- Easy way to get L/L from Google Maps

 

Maintainers (and other POI file creators)

There is a fairly easy way to get the L/L from Google Maps. I don't manually enter them any more because I transpose numbers all the time.

The FAQ is a little lengthy, but after 14 years of writing and editing shipyard procedures I learned that every step is as detailed as possible to avoid expensive mistakes when building a multi-billion dollar ship.

So try it, I think you'll like it.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/50598

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

You can also right click on

You can also right click on a location, choose Whats Here and get the same info. Click on the L/L and then copy if from the info dialog in the upper left box.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

True - But

phranc wrote:

You can also right click on a location, choose Whats Here and get the same info. Click on the L/L and then copy if from the info dialog in the upper left box.

Yes that's true, but you have to select it from the dropdown menu (extra step). Also, sometimes in a city you will get a routing map to the location or info on the business located there. I prefer predictable results.

But, whatever works for you is OK.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Good Tip

Thanks for the tip

I use that method all the time also

phranc wrote:

You can also right click on a location, choose Whats Here and get the same info. Click on the L/L and then copy if from the info dialog in the upper left box.

It's easy to get the lat/lon that way and if I switch to the satellite view I can confirm that it's where I really want to go. I use this for places that have poor address locations, or that have tricky entry points into a location.

For real fun, I sometimes put in the location of an exact parking spot at a building so that I can drive right up to it!

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NEOhioGuy - Garmin 2639, MIO Knight Rider

Google Chrome, right in the URL

If you are using Google Chrome as the browser, then the L/L is buried within the address bar information and can be copied directly. Click on the desired site on the map then look at the address bar. For instance https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penn+State+Berkey+Creamery/@40.8037251,-77.8645545,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89cea899c13bdb73:0x9ce1c6c2833c8091!2sState+College,+PA!3b1!8m2!3d40.7933949!4d-77.8600012!3m4!1s0x89cea6247f5d0291:0x1bad3ba915a0d579!8m2!3d40.8037251!4d-77.8623658 will get you the Penn State Berkey Creamery (unfortunately closed at present) but that @40.8037251,-77.8645545 is the latitude and longitude and be copied directly using the typical copy command (Ctrl-C).

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John from PA