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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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  • Anonymous

    Anyone know how to do the other way around

    enter lon / lat -> goto location ?

    • Xaltaz

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

      e.g.

      43.67750, -80.73390 [Search Maps]

  • Anonymous

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

  • Tim Leary

    Great tips! Thanks, Weekend Warrior.

  • http://twitter.com/lacucaramacara José Andrés Martínez

    even better, thanks a lot!

  • Bharathiraghu

    Thanks a ton….this was really useful…

  • Deepal Wijesooriya

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/denjaka Den Jaka

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

  • Neonamu

    Nice stuff!. Thanks you for the info!

  • Sawant

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

  • Rkannan1386

    Thank you. Great help!!!

  • Bryanandrewduffy

    Is there a way to do this on google earth?

  • Bruce

    Doesn’t seem to work in Firefox
     

  • Bill

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

  • Chris

    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-

  • http://CompuMatter.com Jay Lepore

    Hello,

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

    That’s kills it !

    Jay

  • http://tipyflower.webs.com/ Bomb

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

  • Tahir

    I can’t see the flask icon in Firefox 10.0.2

    • Dave

      > Me neither

  • Ezul

    it’s work fine… thanks :D

  • BB

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

  • Chander

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

  • Dave

    There is no green flask icon!