Find imagery dates, altitude & coordinates

With Google Earth you can find the longitude, latitude, altitude, and when images were taken of places from around the world.

Find imagery dates

Important: An imagery date or range of dates may not be available in all locations or at all zoom levels.

To find a date or range of dates for when an image was taken in the bottom status bar, move your cursor over any location on the map.

Find coordinates of a location 

Use Google Earth to look up the longitude (east-west position) and latitude (north-south position) coordinates of a location.
  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. On the left, click Search Search.
  3. Search for a place. On the right is a Knowledge Card that shares information about the place.
  4. In the top left corner of the Knowledge Card, click the Up arrow Up arrow.
  5. In the box that appears, find the longitude and latitude coordinates.
Tip: If you move the mouse to hover over other locations, the updated coordinates and altitude appear on the bottom right corner of the screen. 

Use coordinates to find a place

You can use the coordinates of a place to find its location on Google Earth.
  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. On the left, click Search .
  3. Type the coordinates using one of these formats:
    • Decimal Degrees: 42.7°, -100.2°
    • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds: 64°25'12.07"N, 100°10'15.24"W

Check the altitude of a place  

  1. Search for a place, or adjust Google Earth until you get to the view you want.
  2. At the bottom right find the real-world altitude and the altitude of the camera. If you move the mouse to hover over different locations, the altitude updates.

Choose a unit of measurement for altitude

  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. Click Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. In "Units of measurement," pick an option.
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