As one of the most powerful map tools available, Google Maps has a number of features designed to help you find your location. To find out your exact location, you can look up your GPS coordinates in Google Maps.
You can get coordinates on all platforms, including the Google Maps website, as well as the Google Maps app for Android, iPhone and iPad.
Use the Google Maps website to find coordinates
You can easily find the GPS coordinates (showing latitude and longitude) of a place using the Google Maps website. These steps work for Maps in all browsers, not just Google Chrome.
To do this, search for a place in the search bar at the top of the Google Maps website or use the mouse to zoom in on a place on the visible map. Once you have nailed down a place, right-click on it to bring up an additional options menu.
From the popup menu, select “What̵7;s Here?” alternative.
The button shows a small place box at the bottom of the page. You see a series of numbers below the place.
These are your GPS coordinates, shown as decimals. If you want to search for this place on Google Maps again, you can search for these coordinates in the search bar.
Google Maps then shows the place for you to find more information about, or to help you create a custom map that shows directions and other points of interest around it.
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Use the Google Maps Mobile App to find coordinates
You can also use the Google Maps mobile app for Android, iPhone and iPad to find the exact GPS coordinates of any location in the world. The steps for Android and Apple users are the same, but the iPhone and iPad have one more step to follow.
To find GPS coordinates, open the Google Maps app on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the search bar to find a public place or use the map view to find it manually.
If you use the map view, you have to press and hold an unmarked place until a red pin appears.
The coordinates appear in the Google Maps for Android search bar when you release a pin.
You need to tap the “Dropped Pin” box at the bottom of the Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad.
This screen appears when you have dropped a red pin on the map view.
If you press “Dropped Pin”, an information menu is displayed with the location address and options for saving or finding directions to the location.
The coordinates of the place will be listed under the address at the bottom of the menu.
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