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 iPhone or iPad, 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 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 how to see coordinates

  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. Choose Degrees, Minutes, Seconds or Decimal from the dropdown menu.

See a place's altitude  

You can also see a place’s altitude, or its height from the ground or sea.

  1. Search for a place, or adjust Google Earth until you see the view you want. 

  2. Press and hold the location to reveal the altitude. You’ll also see latitude and longitude coordinates and the Measure Tool, which shows the distance from that location. 

Note: Altitude shown in the bottom right is for the camera position and not elevation.

Choose how to see altitude

You can change how Google Earth measures altitude and distance.

  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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