Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Finding Latitude & Longitude on Google Maps

Why is finding Latitude and Longitude with Google Maps so annoying? Why do we even need it anyway? Well, sometimes the application calls for it and we must dig in and discover the lat/long coordinates of a location on a map... a Google map. There are ways to do this and everyone seems to have their own way, but there is a magic button that can do this for you so easily it will make you embrace lat/long all over again!

  1. Simply drag this bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar.
  2. Visit Google Maps and find your point of interest whichever way you like.
  3. Right click and center the map on that point.
  4. Click the bookmarklet and you'll be presented the Lat/Long.
The script ties in with Google's scripts and returns the lat/long of the center point of the map. This has been incredibly useful for me and I suggest keeping it handy for that dreaded day you need to look up multiple lat/longs for some project of your own.

Credit goes to: Ian at iTowler

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