You can search for a place using its latitude and longitude GPS coordinates. You can also find the coordinates of a place you've already found on Google Maps.
Besides longitude and latitude, you can use plus codes to share a place without an address.
Enter coordinates to find a place
- On your computer, open Google Maps.
- In the search box at the top, type your coordinates. Here are examples of formats that work:
- Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24'12.2"N 2°10'26.5"E
- Degrees and decimal minutes (DMM): 41 24.2028, 2 10.4418
- Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403
- You'll see a pin show up at your coordinates.
Get the coordinates of a place
- On your computer, open Google Maps. If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you’ll see a lightning bolt at the bottom and you won't be able to get the coordinates of a place.
- Right-click the place or area on the map.
- Select What's here?
- At the bottom, you’ll see a card with the coordinates.
Tips for formatting your coordinates
Here are some tips for formatting your coordinates so they work on Google Maps:
- Use the degree symbol instead of "d".
- Use periods as decimals, not commas. Incorrect:
41,40338, 2,17403. Correct:
- List your latitude coordinates before longitude coordinates.
- Check that the first number in your latitude coordinate is between -90 and 90.
- Check that the first number in your longitude coordinate is between -180 and 180.