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This is one of the best sites on the Internet to find the latitude and longitude of a place. And you can also do the reverse, you can also find the location of some coordinates by inserting them in editing boxes and having a pointer to tell you where it is on the map.
There are some other tools on the Internet but are not so easy to use. For instance you can find coordinates on Google Maps or on Google Earth but the process is not so simple and usually you only get coordinates in one single format.
Find latitude and longitude coordinatesIn this latitude and longitude finder all you have to do is navigate the map and click on any place that you want. A pointer mark that place, and the coordinates are shown just below the map (in three different formats).
Find a place based on any coordinatesNow you have to do the reverse. You provide any latitude and longitude coordinates and the map will show you where it is.
To do that you have to click on the button "Edit coordinates". Insert or edit the coordinates in any format of you preference (each line is a different format). Press the "Go" button and a marker will show you where that place is.
Latitude and longitude in three different formatsEach line shown below the map is one different format of latitude and longitude:
1. decimal degrees ( 0.000000 , 0.000000 )
2. degrees and minutes ( N 00º 00.00000' , W 00º 00.00000' )
3. degrees, minutes and seconds ( N 00º 00' 00.0000” , W 00º 00' 00.0000” )
Each format present different values but all the three formats refers to the same geographical point on the map.
You can use "Map" view or "Satellite" view. In both views the name of the places and roads are indicated.
The use of coordinates is widespreadCoordinates are important for instance for GPS navigation devices. Businesses and organizations publish latitude and longitude of their headquarters on their websites because they want to be found by people in the real world. Leisure spots are shared by people using this coordinates. These are just a few examples, coordinates are being used everywhere by an increasing number of people.
In these situations one might need the coordinates of a point in a specific format and that´s where this tool comes so handy, because you can always choose which latitude longitude format that you need.