However, I some info to make you’re life easier:
There are some nice sites out there like this one that can do the work for you either by dragging a pin or searching for a specific location.
But, there’s an easier way if you are already in Google Maps:
Simply Right-click anywhere on a Google map then Left-Click “What’s Here?” on the pop-up menu – you will see a Street View image in the left column and, Dum Da Dum! – the latitude and longitude up in the top search box.
Just remember, exactly where you click determines the data you get, so be sure to zoom in on a pin and click directly on that if you need accurate location info.
Now, back to our originally scheduled post below…
So, here’s two tips – take your pick!
Without going into the reason for needing the longitude and latitude points, I found I was in need of them for some locations I was working on. First, find the location in question on the Google Maps.
OK, it is not even secret, much less double. But go with it. You’ll get a nice popup with the longitude and latitude all ready to copy to your clipboard.
Then you can paste them wherever you need, or have them tattooed in an indiscreet location.
While we’re at it, here’s an interlude with a bonus tip: Google maps has changed their linky-link at the top right of any map to provide a nice SHORT URL instead of those old hefty behemoths of an address that would indiscriminately break forum posts when you tried to share them with others. See the images below for an idea…
If all of that is too much for you – take a click over to Get Lat Lon where you can enter place names, addresses, zip codes or even zoom to your IP address and view the longitude and latitude right at the bottom of your screen.
Tip: If whatever you lookup is off by a bit on the map, simply drag the map until the crosshairs are in the right location and the coordinates will follow – Three out of four stalkers approve!