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, tap and hold at any location on the map.

Find coordinates of a location 

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Earth app Google Earth.
  2. Search for a place, or drag the screen until you get to the view you want. 
  3. At the bottom right, find the longitude and latitude coordinates.
Tip: If you move the globe, the coordinates update. The coordinates describe the location at the center of your 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 iPhone or iPad, 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 coordinates format

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Earth app Google Earth.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. Go to "Latitude/Longitude formatting."
  4. In the dropdown menu, choose Degrees, Minutes, Seconds, or Decimal.

Check the altitude of a place  

  1. Search for a place, or adjust Google Earth until you get to the view you want. 
  2. Press and hold the location to reveal the altitude. You can also get latitude and longitude coordinates, and use the Measure Tool to show the distance from that location. 
Tip: The altitude displayed in the bottom right describes the camera position, not elevation.

Choose a unit of measurement for altitude

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Earth app Google Earth.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Units of measurement.
  4. Pick an option.
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