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How to get coordinates using google maps

 

I've been trying to find out how to get coordinates using google maps, and finally found a way that seems to work, but wondering if there is another way.

The way it seems to work is: After you find the place you are looking for, use the "send" option (next to print, and about 2/3 towards the end of the "Link" line in the body of the Message are the coordinates.

Any alternative or simpler ideas?

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you right click on a spot and select "Directions from here" the coordinates will show up on the box.

Here are a few other ways.

http://lifehacker.com/software/google-maps...tude-267361.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Obt...hic_coordinates

http://itouchmap.com/?r=v&st=l2

Or use Google Earth.

Google

Google Earth shows the coordinates at the location of the pointer.

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coordinates from Google Map

If you have a Google account, you can browse and add the getLatLongPlus or Position Finder addon to your Google Map. When the addon is active, you can just click on any location on the Google Map and it will show you the coordinates. Look for the 2 Google Map addon below:

http://maps.google.com/ig/directory?synd=mpl&pid=mpl&feature...

There are also some other useful tools that you can find.

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Might Try Google Earth

I've been using Google Earth to find coordinates. I'm not sure of the accuracy though. Sometimes their right on, other times they're off as much as 20 miles. Strange!

confused:

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Google

I put a push-pin the house I want the coordinates for. Then place your mouse cursor on the push-pin and the coordinates will show up on the bottom right hand side of the screen. I have found these coordinates to very exact when I put them into my Nuvi 750..........

Joel

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Converting Longitude / Latitude from Degrees/Min/Sec to decimal

Google Earth give coordinates in Degrees, Min, Sec

Use this website to convert to decimal values

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html

Change format.

mark4262 wrote:

Google Earth give coordinates in Degrees, Min,Sec

You can switch Google Earth to use Decimal format, rather than Degrees,Minutes,Seconds that it uses by default.

(Tools | Options | 3D View | Show Lat/Long | Decimal Degrees)

Better still, transfer the results back in a .kml file (.kml files are always written using decimal format, regardless of other settings)

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All good options

Thanks mariner and all, that was exactly what I was looking for. Good stuff! I knew about google earth and some other sites (ie geocoder.ca, and www.gpsvisualizer.com) being able to do that, but sometimes it is convenient to be able to do it right from google maps.

The "Get Lat/Long" seems to work best for me, in that the marker can be moved and repositioned around, the only downside is that it seems to only provide 4 decimals precision.

Thanks to all again.

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And for what it's worth.

Hornbyp wrote:

Better still, transfer the results back in a .kml file (.kml files are always written using decimal format, regardless of other settings)

The .kml coordinates are 14 places long.

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also...

http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
...for different formats

lat long marker

Google maps has a add on for the co-ord

go to google maps, then at the top click NEW at the top RH corner, then locate latlng marker and enable it,

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Thank you.

Great tip, thank you.

Thanks

Thanks for the tip! grin grin

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D.H.

Right-click, then select "What's here"

On Google Maps, I simply point the mouse at the location, right-click, then select "What's here". The coordinates will appear in the search bar above the map (the place where you normally would type in the address). The coordinates appear in decimal format up to six decimal places. I don't recall having to do anything special, though, to make the coordinates appear that way.

Dave

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Yeah, it does that now. It didn't do that before.

If you right click

don't you also get a choice to drop LatLng Marker? I do using Safari.

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thanks

thanks

it's REALLY easy

grabbing coordinates when using Yahoo maps smile

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Great tip

Thank for the tip i have been trying to find the coordinates of somt speed traps

Itouchmap

LSchwabe wrote:

I've been trying to find out how to get coordinates using google maps, and finally found a way that seems to work, but wondering if there is another way.

The way it seems to work is: After you find the place you are looking for, use the "send" option (next to print, and about 2/3 towards the end of the "Link" line in the body of the Message are the coordinates.

Any alternative or simpler ideas?

Try itouchmaps.com Its a great website to obtain coord's by dragging a pointer on a map to a specific place, by address or almost anything.

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Always on the Road Knowing where I've Been

Google Maps will show coordinates

When you go to Google Maps.Located top right next to help and sign in you will see New in red.Click on it.When screen comes up put mark in LatLng Tooltip
to enable it and save change.Now the coordinates will show as you move the mouse.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Google Earth

PaintballCFO wrote:

I put a push-pin the house I want the coordinates for. Then place your mouse cursor on the push-pin and the coordinates will show up on the bottom right hand side of the screen. I have found these coordinates to very exact when I put them into my Nuvi 750..........

Joel

This is what I do!

Google Coords

Good Info.

Maps LatLng Marker also works VERY well for this

In addition to the above-mentioned LatLng Tooltip, there's also a tool in the Google Maps labs (LatLng Marker) that allows one to drop a marker with the latitude and longitude of the marker's location--great for cut-and-paste to a database.

I Don't Have "Send"

My only options are:
Search Map
Get Directions
My Location
Join Latitude
Show Traffic
Satellite View
Clear Map
Favorites
Zoom
Help
Exit

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Google maps

You should see send right under new at top right.Between print and Link. http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=57...

Print Send Link

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

ANd converters

I use Itouchmaps all the time, its great for converting the location into whichever format you may be using.

chznor wrote:

http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
...for different formats

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Send to GPS

A little problem trying to send a lat/long location to a GPS in Google Map. The lat/long location must be on a road or else the GPS option does not appear at all after clicking on Send.

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amazing funtionality

mmullins98 wrote:

A little problem trying to send a lat/long location to a GPS in Google Map. The lat/long location must be on a road or else the GPS option does not appear at all after clicking on Send.

amazing, just realized what you were talking about by trying it myself smile thanks!

Send (to GPS) option actually redirects to Garmin website and by using plugin loads coordinates straight to GPS smile

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Itouchmap

mark4262 wrote:

Google Earth give coordinates in Degrees, Min, Sec

Use this website to convert to decimal values

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html

If you goto Itouchmap.com, They will show you the coordinates in whatever format you want, all at the same time.

I use it all the time...

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Let Google Earth do it

RAMTROL wrote:
mark4262 wrote:

Google Earth give coordinates in Degrees, Min, Sec

Use this website to convert to decimal values

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html

If you goto Itouchmap.com, They will show you the coordinates in whatever format you want, all at the same time.

I use it all the time...

Google will display in several formats.

In the menu, click on Tools
Select Options
In the 3Dview, choose how to "Show Lat/Lon" on the left side of the tab

Google Maps Coordinates

You may think that you are 'Sending' the correct coordinates from Google Maps to your GPS -- but you may not be.

See article

THE GOOGLE CASE FOR COORDINATES - Changes In The Wind

for details and a 'How To'. There are pictures and procedures.

it is on page 16 in the General Section of

GARMIN TRICK, TIPS, WORK AROUNDS .... website

http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

GARY HAYMAN

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POIViewer

If you have an iPad, use my app : POIViewer.
It can capture any point on the map and markers from G. Maps search results.
Ok it's not free but I am ready to offer promocodes to anyone willing to do a review.

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Excellent!

I've been wondering how to do this.

Thanks!

Javascript Method

Recently I had been doing extensive map work in both Google and Bing. I had methods for getting the coordinates of a point on either Google or Bing but I wanted something that worked with both. Hence I developed the following Javascript code to tell me the coordinates regardless of whether I am in Bing or Google:

javascript:if(typeof(gApplication)=="undefined"){c=map.GetCenter();lat=c.latitude;lon=c.longitude;}else{c=gApplication.getMap().getCenter();lat=c.lat();lon=c.lng();};void(prompt('Coordinates:%20Latitude%20and%20Longitude',(lat<0?-lat+'S%20':lat+'N%20')+(lon<0?-lon+'W':lon+'E')));

I created a bookmark and pasted that code into the bookmark. Then when I want the coordinates in either Bing or Google, I center the map on the point I want and click on the bookmarks/favorite and the coordinates are displayed in a popup box. Since NSEW format is understood by both Google and Bing, I have the code above translate the coordinates into that format. Otherwise, positive longitude is east, negative is west, positive latitude is north and negative is south.

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another javascript method

Recently, I did a lot of javascript injection experiment with Maps.
With the following you don't have to center the point, you just need to click the map but it works for Google Maps only...

http://www.fkdev.fr/poiviewer/#maps_hack

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http://www.fkdev.fr - Developer of POIViewer for iPhone/iPad

A Simple Method to obtain coordinates

All you really have to do when using Google Maps is to right click any point and select 'What's Here' from the menu. The coordinates of that point (or pretty close depending upon the address) will instantly appear in the location box. Zooming in helps.

No Java Script needed.

Gary Hayman

Garmin Tricks & Tips

http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

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Thanks

ghayman wrote:

All you really have to do when using Google Maps is to right click any point and select 'What's Here' from the menu. The coordinates of that point (or pretty close depending upon the address) will instantly appear in the location box. Zooming in helps.

No Java Script needed.

Gary Hayman

Garmin Tricks & Tips

http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

Been using google maps and never did the what's here. This is so easy. Thanks so much!! grin

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Thanks for the tips.

Thanks for the tips.

Browser?

FKDEV wrote:

Recently, I did a lot of javascript injection experiment with Maps.
With the following you don't have to center the point, you just need to click the map but it works for Google Maps only...

http://www.fkdev.fr/poiviewer/#maps_hack

I have tried this but all I get is "[object Object]". If I hit the back button, I do not get any special click behavior and if I go back to Google Maps it doesn't work.

I tried IE8 and Firefox 3.6.15. Do you need Chrome?

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works

ghayman wrote:

All you really have to do when using Google Maps is to right click any point and select 'What's Here' from the menu. The coordinates of that point (or pretty close depending upon the address) will instantly appear in the location box. Zooming in helps.

No Java Script needed.

Gary Hayman

Garmin Tricks & Tips

http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

Works for Me

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Coordinates

Aardvark wrote:
FKDEV wrote:

Recently, I did a lot of javascript injection experiment with Maps.
With the following you don't have to center the point, you just need to click the map but it works for Google Maps only...

http://www.fkdev.fr/poiviewer/#maps_hack

I have tried this but all I get is "[object Object]". If I hit the back button, I do not get any special click behavior and if I go back to Google Maps it doesn't work.

I tried IE8 and Firefox 3.6.15. Do you need Chrome?

Tried it on IE-8 and Firefox and both worked.Are you right clicking the mouse on a location?

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Yes

charlesd45 wrote:

Tried it on IE-8 and Firefox and both worked.Are you right clicking the mouse on a location?

I pick a random spot and right-click. Nothing different on the menu. I guess my computer will not allow it.

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Put a location in the search

Put a location in the search then try some spots around that location and zoom in some.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Works great for me

I right click on the map anywhere and click on what's this and it works every time.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Not there

charlesd45 wrote:

You should see send right under new at top right.Between print and Link. http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=57...

Print Send Link

I clicked your link and there was nothing stating new between print and link.

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Send option

Just clicked on link.The new has now been removed.Type in a location in search.Two ways to do it.Once the map comes up with location.Click on red marker on map.Click more.You will see send.Click on it and you will see options to send to gps etc.Plus on right side almost at top you will see print send and link.Light blue stripe across top of the map.

To get the coordinates.Right click a area on the map.Click what's here and the coordinates will show in the search area.Plus moving cursor on the green marker that comes up will show the coordinates.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

In the very upper right

In the very upper right there's a gear icon for "Options"
Under Options, select "Maps Labs"
You're now presented with a list of enhancements and widgets...

Enable either "LatLng Tooltip" or "LatLng Marker"
whichever suits your fancy.

(Edited to mention that I'm not the first to mention Google's own solution_

object Object

Well, in that case replace the alert(latlng) by alert (latlng.lat()+","+latlng.lng())

javascript:GEvent.addListener(gApplication.getMap(), "click", function(overlay, latlng, overlaylatlng){if (typeof(overlaylatlng) != "undefined") {alert (overlaylatlng.lat()+","+overlaylatlng.lng());}else{alert (latlng.lat()+","+latlng.lng());}});

Sure the right click trick is easier but the javascript is more versatile, for example if you want to add the coordinates in the google search bar, which might be more productive if you have several coordinates to capture :

javascript:GEvent.addListener(gApplication.getMap(), "click", function(overlay, latlng, overlaylatlng){if (typeof(overlaylatlng) != "undefined") {document.getElementById("q_d").value+=" "+overlaylatlng.lat()+","+overlaylatlng.lng();} else{document.getElementById("q_d").value+=" "+latlng.lat()+","+latlng.lng();}});

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Great Info

thanks for this usefull info. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!

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