How do I figure out my latitude and longitude?
A friend of mine has been talking about "geolocation" and tells me that I simply must know my latitude and longitude. I have absolutely no idea how to do that, and figure that there must be some solution on the Web, but I haven't found it. Can you help?
Sure! While you'd think that the popular mapping services would be able to offer up the latitude and longitude of a given spot, it's surprising to find that you have to go a bit further off teh beaten track to find a mapping program that includes lat long.
I found that Maporama offers just that service, and it's pretty easy to work with. To demonstrate, let's figure out the lat / long of Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The first step is to enter the address on the home page:
Now click on "Go" and you'll get a pretty typical little map with navigational tools:
Nothing new yet, but if you look on the lower left corner of that page, you'll see exactly the information desired:
That's it! Now you know that Apple's corporate offices are located at exactly 37° 19' , -122° 1', 37.332 , -122.031.
That should help you out!
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