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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?

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Not using google

Another way if you know the address is:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocoding.html

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How to get coordinates using google maps

Why use coordinates when you can just put it straight to your GPS??? Just asking.

GPS Babel

I have used GPS Babel.
I can download the KMZ files and then convert them to GPX.

http://www.gpsbabel.org/

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no need

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

Or, for those who don't like doing it the hard way, you might just try Tools -> Options and select the format that you want Google Earth to display lat/long in.

Go to Google

Go to Google Earth/tools/options
Under "Show lat/long" change to Decimal/Degrees.

Good luck and have fun.

Another Javascript Method (updated)

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

The url is now
http://fkdev.fr/en/blog/maps_hack

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thanks

thanks

I needed this help too

I reported some new redlight/speed cameras to Miss POI last week and I probably sent the wrong info due to the coordinates I got from MS Streets and Trips was different than what I got on the cameras site with my gps. I sent Miss POI the map coordinates and not the gps coordinates thinking the map was probably correct. I was confused. I now find that Google map matches what I was getting on my gps. By the way,after I had the discrepancy, I went back with another gps and got the same coordinates. I need to send her an update. These replys to the original post clears it up. Thanks

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how to get coordinates using google maps

i will give this a try...thanks for the info.

Lots easier way. The cursor

Lots easier way. The cursor on Google Earth is always shows the GPS Lat and Long of where it is on the bottom of the map. Just copy down the number and input it into your GPS under coordinates (change the format to Hours, Minutes, Seconds). It will get you within feet of the destination and you can bookmark it before you go.

LOL. Did not bother to click on the link so didn't know that EVERYONE have already answered this question!

Thx!

Thx!

Google Coordinates

I use the right click then go to whats here? and the cords will pop up in the search box

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How to get coordinates using google maps

That is what I use also. Give me right coordinates every time and it is easey

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Nice

bozlawless wrote:

I use the right click then go to whats here? and the cords will pop up in the search box

That's really slick. This trick makes Google Maps much more useful to me.

Thanks.

JM

If you use Google Coordinates

Be sure you read Gary Hayman's article: "The Case for Google Coordinates". http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page16.htm

If you choose an off-road site to save as a Favorite, the coordinates Google will send to your GPS are not those shown at the top of the Google page but of the nearest point on a road.

Gary explains this process very clearly.

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How to get coordinates using google maps

That is true. I have mark a spot on map and my gps was way off location, until I realize what I did. I marked my spot too close to another street and gps wanted me to take that route. So be careful when you mark the spot that you are not too close to another stree.

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Right Click, click on "what's here"

If you are at a stage of zoom where you can easily click on a road, if you right click a dialogue box opens. If you then left click on the "what's here" line, the coordinates appear where you are clicking and up in the box where you search things. I like to copy it out of the search box and paste it into a spreadsheet or list. (For POIs you have to reverse the position of the longitude and latitude). That way it is all clicking with no typing (I make less mistakes that way).

how to get coordinates using google maps

Here's the rest of the story -

1 - Sign in to your Google Account and bring up a map.
2 - Click the cog wheel in the upper right hand corner of the google map.
3 - Select Maps Labs on the drop down menu.
4 - Activate "LatLng Tooltip"
5 - Save your new settings
6 - After that just put your cursor over an area and hold down the shift key. Your coordinates will be in decimal format. The closer you get the greater the number of decimals in the coordinate. You'll no longer have to use right clicks, push pins, or other hoops to jump through.

Good luck. Hope this helps.

Thanks Trigon

That works great if you hold down the key with one hand a write down the Coordiates with the other.
Is there a way to cut and paste?

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cut and paste

The best way I have found to cut and paste coordinates from Google maps is to use the right click > "What's Here" selection on the menu. It puts the coordinates in the address line where they can be copied and pasted.

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How to get coordinates using google maps

alandb wrote:

The best way I have found to cut and paste coordinates from Google maps is to use the right click > "What's Here" selection on the menu. It puts the coordinates in the address line where they can be copied and pasted.

That is the way that I do it. Fast and easy

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me too

rthibodaux wrote:
alandb wrote:

The best way I have found to cut and paste coordinates from Google maps is to use the right click > "What's Here" selection on the menu. It puts the coordinates in the address line where they can be copied and pasted.

That is the way that I do it. Fast and easy

Couldn’t be easier.

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How to get coord

Great info here thanks all!!

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Try EPE

If I am trying to geocode an address, I find it easier to use EPE.

If you don't have it, go to http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Downloads

Fire it up and you will have a blank four pane screen. In the upper left pane, click the "Add New POI" button. Enter the address in the appropriate fields and then click the "Geocoding" button between the two arrows and you get (SURPRISE) Google Maps in the upper right.

Click the "Satelite" button and you will see the same thing you would see if you were in Google Maps and entered the same address into the search box to the right of "Google Maps"

If your purpose was to create a custom POI, you are right there. Zoom in and move the marker to where you think it ought to be. For my house the marker for Google Maps (and thus EPE) is in the middle of my back yard. I moved it to my mailbox.

Then click the "Grab" button at the top and the coordinates of the marker will appear in the appropriate boxes. Enter a name for these coordinates and press the "Ok" button on the bottom left and YOU HAVE A CUSTOM POI entry.

Thanks

Thanks for all the different tips for coordinates!

Finding Google Map coordinates

How can anything be simpler than this?
- Right-click and select What's here? -
This gives you coordinates with six decimals.

Even better..

Even better is if Google did the Street View for the site. You get a thumbnail image as well.

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useful thanks for the

useful thanks for the coordinates info

How to find Google Maps coordinates

Right now it works with the @ (at) some time ago (months) it would not work that way.

@52.465776,13.424935

My kitchen grin

this works

This is great.
http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html

Because the zoom is limited, I enter the cordinates from what I get from the above site and enter into Google maps street view to verify the location.

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Are we there yet? 1490LMT

you could..

you could also do a google search as well for a tool that turns your directions into cordinates and there alot of free ones out there.

Lat/long --> Long/Lat

I just installed Google Earth to verify some coordinates I got from GPSVisualizer.com. Both websites use Lat,Long however the .csv files use Long,Lat. Getting awful tired of switching these when I copy/paste. Anyone have a good work-around for this? Can this be switched somewhere in the Google Options? Thanks.

One other 'newbie' problem; When I open CSV files in Excel, the "'s don't show up and when I save it as a CSV file they're gone. I'd rather use Excel but I've been using a Notepad for this reason.

it's an aid

deere478 wrote:

One other 'newbie' problem; When I open CSV files in Excel, the "'s don't show up and when I save it as a CSV file they're gone. I'd rather use Excel but I've been using a Notepad for this reason.

The correct placement of quotation marks in CSV files can be tricky at times. The fact they are removed when loaded into Excel and rewritten when saved should be considered an aid as the placement is almost always (~99.999% of the time) correct.

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Excel quotations

Box Car wrote:
deere478 wrote:

One other 'newbie' problem; When I open CSV files in Excel, the "'s don't show up and when I save it as a CSV file they're gone. I'd rather use Excel but I've been using a Notepad for this reason.

The correct placement of quotation marks in CSV files can be tricky at times. The fact they are removed when loaded into Excel and rewritten when saved should be considered an aid as the placement is almost always (~99.999% of the time) correct.

When I save a CSV file I edited in an Excel file, the Column C quotations don't get saved but the Column D ones are saved. The original .csv file had quotations on both columns. Must be just an idiosyncrasy of my Excel version and settings.

Exel is following standard practice

deere478 wrote:

........

When I save a CSV file I edited in an Excel file, the Column C quotations don't get saved but the Column D ones are saved. The original .csv file had quotations on both columns. Must be just an idiosyncrasy of my Excel version and settings.

In any delimited file, enclosing text in a field is necessary only if the field contains the delimiter (or a few other special characters) as part of the text.

When Excel saves text to a delimited file, it encloses fields (columns) in quotes only if it is necessary.

For CommaSeparatedValue files (csv files) the delimiter (separator) is a comma and so Excel by default does not enclose a field in the csv file with quotes unless the field includes a comma that is a part of the data rather than being a separator.

So I would say that Excel is just following standard practice in placing quotes in the csv file only when they are necessary.

The quotes you mentioned in column (field) C are not necessary but don't hurt anything being there. That is, they are superfluous

Thank You

This info is very helpful.

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Thanks Evert

You've got me on the right track now Evert.

I just noticed in the POI Loader manual is says "If you include quotes around the name or comment, you can include line breaks in the text".

I'll take that to mean that quotes are only required IF you want to use line breaks.

Sorry this got a little off topic from the thread title.

Use of quotes

deere478 wrote:

……… I just noticed in the POI Loader manual is says "If you include quotes around the name or comment, you can include line breaks in the text".

I'll take that to mean that quotes are only required IF you want to use line breaks.

Not quite. Use of line breaks requires quotes, but that is not the only time quotes are required.

Another instance where you need quotes is when you have one or more commas within the text as mentioned above. (Requires version 2.5.4 or later.)

Quotes

Evert wrote:

Not quite. Use of line breaks requires quotes, but that is not the only time quotes are required.

Another instance where you need quotes is when you have one or more commas within the text as mentioned above. (Requires version 2.5.4 or later.)

Gotcha. That didn't "sink in" the first time I read it laugh out loud

Easy Way

Just Right-click on the spot on the map you want the lat & long for and select "What's Here"

The page title and the search box will change to that location's latitude and longitude.

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Thanks guys for this

Thanks guys for this information!

Coordinates are off intentionally.

Providian623 wrote:

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:

Online sources (like Google Maps) displaying GPS coordinates for certain locations are off intentionally. The government doesn't want a terrorist group to use these same websites against us and launch a missile attack against high-profile targets.

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tghowe wrote:

Online sources (like Google Maps) displaying GPS coordinates for certain locations are off intentionally. The government doesn't want a terrorist group to use these same websites against us and launch a missile attack against high-profile targets.

Huh?

DOH!

DOH!

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Check out the facts first

tghowe wrote:

Online sources (like Google Maps) displaying GPS coordinates for certain locations are off intentionally. The government doesn't want a terrorist group to use these same websites against us and launch a missile attack against high-profile targets.

@tghowe

Where did you get that information?

I live near Norfolk, VA and that city has a higher priorty as an ICBM target than NY, NY. The worlds largest Naval Base is there and there are numerous military installations in the area (some of them extremely sensitive).

I have never seen any noticeable errors when panning across any Military base in the area. Not in Bing, Google Maps or Google Earth. Haven't seen it happen in "Area 51" or anywhere else.

Now, I have seen areas that have very poor pixel resolution that you would think would be better. But, that may be due to the "Demand" for that area being very low. I do think that Google and the others don't step up the resolution unless there is a certain level of activity for that area. They have to pay a 3rd party for those photos and the higher the resolution, the more the image costs. Plus, higher resolution means more server space used up, increased network traffic, etc.

The photo satellites do not change the camera resolution as they pan accross an area. That would be a programming nightmare. Besides, you never know when a mininig company, oil company, film company or other business would want the best resolution possible because they are sending a field team out to the area.

At any rate, before you make a statement - PLEASE, check it out before posting. Especially anything that even hints of some government conspiracy.

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How to start a rumor...

tghowe wrote:

Online sources (like Google Maps) displaying GPS coordinates for certain locations are off intentionally. The government doesn't want a terrorist group to use these same websites against us and launch a missile attack against high-profile targets.

You made that up of course. If not, give us some sources.

Also askin' for a source

jale wrote:
tghowe wrote:

Online sources (like Google Maps) displaying GPS coordinates for certain locations are off intentionally. The government doesn't want a terrorist group to use these same websites against us and launch a missile attack against high-profile targets.

You made that up of course. If not, give us some sources.

Add me to the chorus noting (in the immortal words of Wikipedia) "CITATION REQUIRED".

Because--even on looking on things in Google Maps that would DEFINITELY be considered "sensitive areas" (think Area 51, and yes, people have actually done Google Earth KML files of that area and not ended up at Gitmo!) they've not munged the GPS coordinates.

Now, what they WILL do at Google and Microsoft (with Bing Maps) is--upon request of a federal agency--they will blot out the image in some way (usually it's stuff like airbrushing out things like runways, but Google Maps in particular has been known to have fun with this on occasion--one image they blotted out in this manner was replaced with a giant KFC logo grin). They do keep the same GPS coordinates, though--just hide what is AT the GPS coordinates in question.

And as I do post sources, it turns out there's a Wikipedia article detailing all known areas blanked out/blurred out/etc. on online satellite maps sites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_blurred_out_on_G...

thanks for the info

thanks for the info

This no longer works

this was changed in 2010

mariner wrote:

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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Drop LatLng Marker

I just went to
http://maps.google.com/
and put in "1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20502" in the search bar.

I then zoomed in as close as possible, put the cursor at the bottom of the red flag marker, did a right click and chose "Drop LatLng Marker".

What I got was "38.897682, -77.036516" which I cut and pasted in here.

Alternatively, right click (somewhere else just to demonstrate what is happening - so choose the center of the Oval Office) and choose "What's here?" A green arrow will appear at the center of the Oval Office and the coordinates "38.897544,-77.036496" will appear in the Search Bar.

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