How to Find a Location Using its Latitude and Longitude ?
Are you trying to find a location using its latitude and its longitude ? Here is a quick tip which will help you to find any location on earth using its latitude amd longitude information.
Yesterday I got an Interesting email from a Reader. It said – "So I am getting mysterious calls from a cell phone in my area. I know this because they are stupid and not calling with a ‘private’ number. I am wondering what the best reverse FREE look up is. Also, I have used a look up and managed to get a latitude and longitude, how can I figure out more about them on that? Or see their location on a map via that information."
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I think I have the solution for it. But first Lets See What these terms mean…
Latitude (shown as a horizontal line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels.
Longitude (shown as a vertical line) is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Lines of longitude are often referred to as meridians.
1) Locating a Place on Earth using Latitude & Longitude
Enter a latitude and longitude and find that location at Mapquest.
Go to the site and enter the information and Click "Get Map".
It will generate a exact map of the area which contains the given latitude longitude data.
In fact the map is like those in wikimapia or google earth which means you can zoom in out, find roads and routes etc.
Link : Go to MapQuest
You can also use their tools to find maps and locations of places in your cities.
2) Using Google Maps to Find a Location of a Particular Latitude Longitude
Go to Google Maps and type the location coordinates in the format latitude, longitude. (see screenshot)
To get the exact street address, you can use the driving directions feature of Google Maps – type the address of any known location nearby and click Get Directions.
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