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Plotting GPS coordinates on Google Maps / Earth? Have GPS coordinates, want to see location on google map

#1 User is offline   papaspudly 

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:54 PM

Can anyone help with me plot coordinates on google maps?

I have GPS coordinates (WGS84) of a location, and I would like to see where it is on google maps or google earth. My coordinates are in N49 30.331 formate, but google maps does not seem to like those. I tried a conversion tool to convert to decimal format (minutes/60, seconds/3600), but those coordinates seem to be quite a ways off.

Does anyone have an easy solution?

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:58 PM

You can change the coordinates format in Google Earth. I'm on an iPod right now so I can't click through to tell you how.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:22 PM

View Postnarcissa, on Jul 5 2010, 10:58 PM, said:

You can change the coordinates format in Google Earth. I'm on an iPod right now so I can't click through to tell you how.


Thanks Narcissa, I found where you can change the coordinate type. If anyone else needs this, the coordinates on my GPS are in Degrees Decimal minutes format. So I changed to that format on google earth (Options), entered the placemark, then changed the format back to Decimal degrees (which google maps accepts). Then google earth did the conversion for me, and I entered the converted decimal degrees coordinates into google maps, and voila!

I appreciate the help!

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:24 PM

Does this site do what you want?

http://gmaps.kaeding.name/

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:49 AM

Easy; just enter them like this

loc: N51 34.234 W114 32.124

or

loc: n51.234534 w114.54332

You can prety much use any format you want. You just need that "loc:" before it.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 05:57 AM

View PostAndronicus, on Jul 7 2010, 05:49 AM, said:

Easy; just enter them like this

loc: N51 34.234 W114 32.124

or

loc: n51.234534 w114.54332

You can prety much use any format you want. You just need that "loc:" before it.

actually you don't. entering "N51 34.234 W114 32.124" works perfectly fine, in both google earth and google maps.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:41 AM

View Postdfx, on Jul 7 2010, 05:57 AM, said:

View PostAndronicus, on Jul 7 2010, 05:49 AM, said:

Easy; just enter them like this

loc: N51 34.234 W114 32.124

or

loc: n51.234534 w114.54332

You can prety much use any format you want. You just need that "loc:" before it.

actually you don't. entering "N51 34.234 W114 32.124" works perfectly fine, in both google earth and google maps.

In my experienc, that will only give you the closest address to the requested coordinates.

This seems to be reflected on the GC.com front page. When you do a coordinate search, it asks if you mean ... then lists several locations near the coordinates you searche
for. By adding loc: before the xoordinates, it just does the search based on the coordinates.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:47 AM

View PostAndronicus, on Jul 7 2010, 09:41 AM, said:

In my experienc, that will only give you the closest address to the requested coordinates.

ah, that depends on what you look at. if the coords are close to some known address, you'll get two markers on google maps: the red marker with the letter will point to the nearest address, and the address will be shown in the left pane (together with the same red marker). however, the green arrow will always point to the coords exactly.

in case the coords are nowhere near any known location, you'll only get one marker on top of the coords. google earth will also only set a single marker at exactly the coords. but yes, using the "loc:" prefix on google maps will always only produce a single marker as well.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

View PostAndronicus, on Jul 7 2010, 06:49 AM, said:

Easy; just enter them like this

loc: N51 34.234 W114 32.124

or

loc: n51.234534 w114.54332

You can prety much use any format you want. You just need that "loc:" before it.


Thanks! Been wondering how to do this in google maps.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:01 PM

I've been using acme mapper http://mapper.acme.com/ to find lat/long coords. It works great and uses google maps.

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