Search for and get coordinates

You can search for a place using its latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as get the coordinates of a place you've already found on Google Maps.

Search for a place using latitude and longitude coordinates

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Type your coordinates into the search box. Here are examples of accepted formats:
    • 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
  3. A pin will drop at the location of your coordinates.
Format your search on Google Maps

If you don't use the tool below, here are some tips for formatting your coordinates so they work on Google Maps.

  • Use the degree symbol instead of “d”: press ALT+248 (Windows, Chromebook, Linux) or Shift+Option+8 (Mac).
  • Use periods as decimals, not commas.
    Incorrect: 41,40338, 2,17403. Correct: 41.40338, 2.17403.
  • List your latitude coordinates before longitude coordinates.
  • Check that first number in your latitude coordinate is between -90 and 90 and the first number in your longitude coordinate is between -180 and 180.

If you're having trouble formatting your search, try the tool below.


Get the coordinates of a place

Get the coordinates of a place you find on the map with your browser, like Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Right-click the place or area on the map.
  3. Select What's here?
  4. Under the search box, an info card with coordinates will appear.

Note: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you won't be able to get the coordinates of a place.

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