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Find & use location coordinates

Find the longitude and latitude of any location on the globe. Longitudes and latitudes are available on Google Earth for computers.

Find coordinates for a location

  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. As you move your mouse over different locations, coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner.

If your mouse is not in the map, the location coordinates for the center of the map display.

Choose how coordinates display

Change the way coordinates display based on your personal preferences or needs. You can choose any of these formats:

  • Decimal Degrees: such as 37.7°, -122.2°
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds: such as 37°25'19.07"N, 122°05'06.24"W
  • Degrees, Decimal Minutes: such as 32° 18.385' N 122° 36.875' W
  • Universal Transverse Mercator: such as 10 S 055974, 4282182
Windows & Linux
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. At the top, click Tools and then Options.
  3. Click 3D View. Then, under "Show Lat/Long," choose a display format.
  4. Click OK. Coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner.
Mac
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. At the top, click Google Earth and then Preferences.
  3. Click 3D View. Then, under "Show Lat/Long," choose a display format.
  4. Click OK. Coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner.

Use coordinates to search

If you already know a location’s coordinates, you can use them to search for that location:

  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. In the Search box in the left-hand panel, enter coordinates using one of these formats:
    • Decimal Degrees: such as 37.7°, -122.2°
    • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds: such as 37°25'19.07"N, 122°05'06.24"W
  3. Google Earth zooms into that location and coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner.

Turn on the coordinates grid

To see an exact location, you can use the coordinates on the map grid:

  • In the upper menu bar, click View and then Grid.
  • Ctrl + n (Windows) or ⌘+ L (Mac).

The grid lines are marked with general coordinates. Exact longitude and latitude readings are in the lower right corner.