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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Getting Longitudes and Latitudes with Google Maps

Google Maps is pretty slick. Double-clicking a point in a Google map centers the map on the double-clicked point. You can zoom in using the "zoomer bar" to the left, and double-click again to get a better hit on your point. If you click the link to this page to the upper right, you should see something like:,-84.389108&spn=0.004204,0.007000&hl=en

I'm not sure which latitude and longitude that is -- WGS84 at zero elevation? I need to check.
The sample point is an Atlanta landmark -- The Varsity.

UPDATE: JB's hack makes it look like the coordinates are either WGS84 or NAD83.


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