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Find or enter latitude and longitude

To search for a place, enter the latitude and longitude GPS coordinates on Google Maps. You can also find the coordinates of the places that you've previously found. 

Besides longitude and latitude, you can use Plus Codes to share a place without an address.

Enter coordinates to find a place

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. In the search box, enter 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

  3. You can find a pin at your coordinates.

Get the coordinates for a place

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Touch and hold an area of the map that isn’t labelled to drop a red pin.
  3.  In the search box, you can find the coordinates.

Format your coordinates

Format your coordinates so that they work on Google Maps:

  • Use the degree symbol instead of 'd'.
  • Use full stops as decimals, not commas. 
    • Correct: 41.40338, 2.17403
    • Incorrect: 41,40338, 2,17403 
  • List 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.
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