Google Maps: Click To Get Coordinates

Dec 12, 2013 • 8:49 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google MapsWhen it comes to getting the longitude and latitude of specific locations, I am a junky. Weird, I know, but I use it often. I actually have a bookmarklet to grab the lat/long from the old Google Maps.

But with the new Google Maps, it is no longer needed or supported.

All you need to do is click anywhere on the map and Google will give you the coordinates, the longitude and latitude of where you clicked.

For me, it comes in handy when testing formulas for sunrise/sunset and other time related offsets based on location. Not sure how it is helpful for others but I use it all the time.

Google MAps Coordinates

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Kevin Caldwell

12/12/2013 03:40 pm

Good to know. I use coords all the time too - been using an in-house tool, but this looks easier.


12/12/2013 08:20 pm

or ya what the rest of us have done for years :) javascript:void(prompt('',gApplication.getMap().getCenter()));


12/12/2013 08:45 pm

Still works, super easy: right click on your point, select "What's here?". The coordinates are displayed in the search box.

kwwr in london ont

02/15/2014 12:23 am

How to I determine the polar opposite of a particular coordinate?

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