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The Easy Way to Find Latitude and Longitude Values in Google Maps

Up until now, you needed to use a javascript trick to get the latitude and longitude values from Google Maps. Now there are a couple of ways available that are much easier.

The first one is the LatLng Tooltip. It displays a tooltip next to the mouse cursor and displays the latitude and longitude directly underneath.

1. Go to Google Maps and login to your account.

2. Go to the upper-right corner and select the green flask icon .

3. Scroll down to the LatLng Tooltip and select it’s Enable radio button.

4. Click the Save changes button.

Now a tooltip will follow your cursor and display the latitude and longitude of where the cursor is pointing.

The other option is the LatLng Marker. It adds an option to the context menu to drop a marker to display the latitude and longitude of that spot.

1. Go to Google Maps and login to your account.

2. Go to the upper-right corner and select the green flask icon .

3. Scroll down to the LatLng Marker and select it’s Enable radio button.

4. Click the Save changes button.

Now all you have to do is go to the context menu, select Drop LatLng Marker

and the latitude and longitude will be displayed for you.

 

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23 Responses to “The Easy Way to Find Latitude and Longitude Values in Google Maps”

  1. February 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm, Anonymous said:

    Anyone know how to do the other way around

    enter lon / lat -> goto location ?

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    • November 18, 2010 at 4:20 am, Xaltaz said:

      just enter the lon/lat separated by comma in the text box beside “search maps” button.

      e.g.

      43.67750, -80.73390 [Search Maps]

      Reply

  2. March 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm, Anonymous said:

    Is there any way to do this using Google Maps on an Android?

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  3. March 18, 2010 at 1:35 am, Tim Leary said:

    Great tips! Thanks, Weekend Warrior.

    Reply

  4. October 05, 2010 at 5:17 pm, José Andrés Martínez said:

    even better, thanks a lot!

    Reply

  5. October 08, 2010 at 11:13 am, Bharathiraghu said:

    Thanks a ton….this was really useful…

    Reply

  6. November 11, 2010 at 4:43 am, Deepal Wijesooriya said:

    thank you for your dedication. it helps me loan way. it will help to lot of people. i am a doctor by profession. i save lot of time because of you. thank you again for your contribution.

    Reply

  7. December 03, 2010 at 8:21 am, Den Jaka said:

    thnaks bro, good article, i’m using this now.. ;D

    Reply

  8. January 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm, Neonamu said:

    Nice stuff!. Thanks you for the info!

    Reply

  9. January 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm, Sawant said:

    Thanks for these useful tips. They came in handy for finding lat/long of a location.

    Reply

  10. February 09, 2011 at 6:38 pm, Rkannan1386 said:

    Thank you. Great help!!!

    Reply

  11. April 07, 2011 at 10:27 pm, Bryanandrewduffy said:

    Is there a way to do this on google earth?

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  12. August 20, 2011 at 3:29 am, Bruce said:

    Doesn’t seem to work in Firefox
     

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  13. September 01, 2011 at 10:34 am, Bill said:

    Nice tip – thanks! Now I don’t have to mess with loading Google Earth on my Ubuntu box.

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  14. October 13, 2011 at 6:26 am, Chris said:

    Hi and thanks for the cool javascript in the address bar tip, that rocks. For the other method involving the green flask, I must be doing something stupid because when I am logged in, in neither Map nor Satelllite views do I see a “green flask” anywhere! Has the interface been changed since this article was written or is there something I am missing? Thanks for sharing the info in the first place though! -c-

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  15. December 13, 2011 at 7:34 am, Jay Lepore said:

    Hello,

    Thanks for the lat / lng tips on the Google Map Lab link.

    That’s kills it !

    Jay

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  16. January 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm, Bomb said:

    I USED Lat.Lng tooltip , it’s work great , thanks very much

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  17. March 16, 2012 at 4:24 am, Tahir said:

    I can’t see the flask icon in Firefox 10.0.2

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    • March 25, 2013 at 10:50 am, Dave said:

      > Me neither

      Reply

  18. April 08, 2012 at 3:45 am, Ezul said:

    it’s work fine… thanks :D

    Reply

  19. April 20, 2012 at 1:02 am, BB said:

    Can’t find the green flask icon. Doesn’t work for me with IE and Win7.

    Reply

  20. July 10, 2012 at 6:39 am, Chander said:

    I only want to get latiude or longitute of current location, Are there any webservice which will resolve my problem

    Reply

  21. March 25, 2013 at 10:50 am, Dave said:

    There is no green flask icon!

    Reply

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