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
  2. Click on the Maps Labs link in the bottom left of the screen
  3. Tick Enable next to LatLng Tool Tip
  4. Then click save changes
  5. Now right click somewhere on the map
  6. Select Drop LatLng Marker
  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!