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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Using Latitude and Longitude with Google and Bing Maps

When you work with maps you sometimes want to extract a Latitude/Longitude pair from the map, or you want to enter a pair and see the corresponding map.

Google Maps and Bing Maps do things slightly differently. In general I go with Google but there is not a lot in it. Here are how you work with Latitude/Longitude in both of them:

1: Enter an Address and get the Latitude/Longitude pair

Bing - Enter the address - the Lat/Lon pair will be shown below the Address in the left hand panel

Google - Enter the address - then Right Click the marker and select What's here? - the Lat/Lon pair will appear in the address entry box

2: Browse to a Location and get the Latitude/Longitude pair

Bing - Browse to the location - then Right Click and the Lat/Lon pair will be shown in the popup

Google - Browse to the location - then Right Click the marker and select 'What's Here - the Lat/Lon pair will appear in the address entry box

3: Enter a Latitude/Longitude pair and view the Location

Bing and Google - Enter the Lat/Lon pair, separated by a comma, into the address box (e.g. 47.619905,-122.320844) - Google makes a better choice of zoom level in my opinion.


3 comments:

Cindy Dy said...


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a female Faust said...

seems like such a simple thing, but the unforgiving nature of the necessity of precise formatting moves me to want to immortalize (?) my gratitude & appreciation with a comment:

thank you.

jowdjbrown said...

The microphone icon has been removed from the address bar and it's now placed prominently next to the keyboard. speech recognition software

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