See altitude and coordinates

You can see the longitude and latitude of different places around the world using Google Earth. You can check the altitude, too.

See a place's coordinates 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Earth app Google Earth.

  2. Search for a place, or tap and drag the screen until you see the view you want. 

  3. In the bottom right corner of the screen, you'll see the longitude and latitude.

Note: If you move the globe, the coordinates will update. The coordinates shown are for the center of your screen.

Use coordinates to find a place

If you know a place’s coordinates, you can use them to find it on Google Earth.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Earth app Google Earth.

  2. At the top, tap Search  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 

Choose how to see coordinates

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Earth app Google Earth.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings  Settings.
  3. Go to Latitude/Longitude formatting.
  4. Choose Degrees, Minutes, Seconds or Decimal from the dropdown menu.
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