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Find or enter latitude & 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 you 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 computer, open Google 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 of a place

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps
  2. Right-click the place or area on the map.
  3. To copy the coordinates automatically, select the latitude and longitude.

Format your coordinates

Format your coordinates so they work on Google Maps:

  • Use the degree symbol instead of "d."
  • Use periods as decimals, not commas. 
    • Correct: 41.40338, 2.17403
    • Incorrect: 41,40338, 2,17403
  • 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.
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