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Old 06-05-2013, 06:38 AM
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Lightbulb About finding the map coordinates

Hello TE members,

I read a discussion about the "Map View" which is a great tool here on TrekEarth and I found this feedback written by & copied from one of our moderator. It may help a lot of us to make their work, photos & travelogues, even more interesting.

About finding the map coordinates:

You need to go to a locator site. The best one I know is Geolocator at

Below the map on the right you will see a Google search box. Into it you type the name of the place, press Enter, and then select from the offered list of alternatives. For example, I typed in Rockport and a red marker appeared on the map once I had selected the place.
What you do next is to Alt-click the red marker with your mouse's left button - the instructions are below the map.
Once you have Alt-clicked the marker, the coordinates will appear on the left side of the screen - you should see Lat and Long in yellow filled panels. BUT - it is not the stuff in the yellow panels you want, it's the much smaller text below them. Rockport gives me 40° 24′ 39.18″ N in the yellow Latitude panel. But below it is 40.410882°. It is the 40.410882, MINUS the degree character that you want for your photo on TE.
Same for Longitude.
By the way, once you have Alt-clicked you should now be able to drag the red marker around the map freely, with the coordinates changing as you do so.

Once you have the coordinates, switch to your photo upload page, and where it says Map, just paste in the coordinates that you can easily highlight and copy from Geolocator. Make sure you insert them into the right places - latitude is always given before longitude, I believe.

So, for Rockport, I would be typing into the latitude and longitude boxes the following:
40.410882 and -95.510845
Don't leave out the '-' sign if it appears!

Hope this answers your question.


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Old 08-26-2013, 03:27 PM
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Bonjour Viviane ,

je ne connaissais pas ce site de géolocalisation .

C'est très intéressant .Merci pour le partage .

Christian .
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:04 PM
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The site I've used in the past is here
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:51 AM
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Sometimes I use my car GPS to locate myself if I am lost
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