How to find a lat/long on a map

Often you need a latitude & longitude to do things like put markers on  a map on your website. So how to find them?  Using Google maps and a ‘special’ test feature not in the main Google maps.

  1. Go to http://maps.google.co.uk
  2. Click on the Maps Labs link in the bottom left of the maps.google.co.uk screen
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  3. Tick Enable next to LatLng Tool Tip
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  4. Then click save changes
  5. Now right click somewhere on the map
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  6. Select Drop LatLng Marker
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  7. Now select the text it shows and use Ctrl-C to copy it and paste it where you need it

There you have it – your latitude and longitude value!