Unless you work in the aviation or emergency services industry, you might not give GPS coordinates much thought. However, combining longitude and latitude gives you a specific position that is more accurate than a street name or house number.
In situations where you need to seek GPS coordinates to locate a location or retrieve them for a specific spot, Google Maps makes it possible to do both. We’ll demonstrate how to locate and utilize GPS coordinates in Google Maps both online and on a mobile device.
Locating coordinates in Google Maps Online
Working with coordinates is easy if you utilize Google Maps on the Laptop.
Lookup for the coordinates online:
Do the following to obtain the online coordinates for a location in Google Maps.
Step 1: To add a tiny, grey pin to a location on the map, click on it.
Step 2: A small card with the location and coordinates will instantly appear underneath it.
Step 3: The map will zoom in on the coordinates and provide information about the location in the left panel if you click on them.
Search Coordinates Online
Enter or copy the coordinates into the search bar and press the “Search” button to enter them online. The location will be shown on the map with a big red needle and more detail towards the left.
Locate Coordinates in Android’s Google Maps
Use the steps listed below to get coordinates and enter them into Google Maps if you have an Android phone.
Find Coordinates on an Android Device
Step 1: Drop a pin to get the coordinates of a location on Android.
Step 2: On the map, tap and hold a location.
Step 3: A red pin will show on the map, and a window with Dropped Pin will appear at the bottom.
Step 4: The pin’s coordinates are displayed in the search bar at the top.
Step 5: The Dropped Pin window is also accessible by tapping or swiping up from the bottom.
Step 6: The location icon is accompanied with the coordinates.
The coordinates within Dropped Pin screen will copy to the clipboard when you tap on it. If you wish to copy them into another application, this is helpful.
Input the coordinates on an Android Device
You may quickly paste the coordinates from another location into Google Maps by copying them. You can also type them.
Open Google Maps and press the Search key on your keyboard after entering the coordinates in the top-right Search box. On the map, the location will have a pin appear. To view information about the place or get instructions, swipe up from the bottom.
Locate Coordinates in Google Maps on the iPhone and iPad
Follow the set of instructions listed below to obtain and use GPS coordinates in the Google Maps application if you have an iPhone or iPad.
Find coordinates on iOS.
Drop a pin to get the coordinates for a point on iPhone and iPad.
Step 1: On the map, tap and hold a location.
Step 2: A red pin will show on the map, and a window with Dropped Pin will appear at the bottom.
Step 3: To open the Dropped Pin window from the bottom, swipe up or tap it.
Step 4: The location icon is followed by the coordinates of the point.
Similar to Android, the coordinates on the bottom screen will copy to your clipboard when you press them.
Input the Coordinates in an iOS device
Coordinates can also be entered by typing them; however, pasting them in is faster, just like on Android.
Open Google Maps and enter the coordinates before pressing the Search key on your keyboard. A pin with the location’s coordinates will subsequently appear on the map. To get directions or do any activity at the location, slide up from the bottom.