Have been looking for a while with no luck, does anyone know any websites that act like Microsoft’s map search worldwide but which gives you a GPS reading or longitude / latitude readings for that location (rather than just a map). GeoURL is still working on getting up again so that’s no good for now… any other ideas?
Update: Seems like Getty has some potential… but a bit limited and I’d prefer GPS
Lat: 37 47 00 S degrees minutes Lat: -37.7833 decimal degrees
Long: 144 59 00 E degrees minutes Long: 144.9833 decimal degrees
Check out some of the links provided by IndyJunior:
There are a few services here to get coordinates, have not tried them all…
Indy is a nifty Flash app that reads and XML file, and then plots locations based on coordinates and dates- I use it just to track my yearly travels:
Cool thanks Alan,
Looks like I can get pretty accurate Latitude & longitude readings with Maporama http://www.maporama.com … now I wonder how accurate this is, street level / area level?
-37° 46′ 28″ , 145° 0′ 48″
-37.7747 , 145.0134
Also got these from http://www.multimap.com which looks equally cool
Lat: 37:46:29S (-37.7747)
Lon: 145:00:48E (145.0134)
Now is this what GPS is basically calulated in? Time to go & find out…
These are the coordinates for the road next to mine:
Lat: 37:46:29S (-37.7749)
Lon: 145:00:52E (145.0144)
Which is pretty darn precise!
Check it out, they both track by house number… however, there some small macro differences between the two:
no. 18: -37° 46′ 32″ , 145° 0′ 47″-37.7756 , 145.0132
no. 16: -37° 46′ 31″ , 145° 0′ 47″-37.7754 , 145.0132
no.18: X: 16142800m Y: -4521300m
Lat: 37:46:27S (-37.7743) Lon: 145:00:49E (145.0136)
no.16: X:16142800m Y:-4521300m
Lat: 37:46:28S (-37.7744) Lon: 145:00:49E (145.0136)
Interesting… wonder why… same difference (1s) but starting and translated differently both ways… hmmmmm
OK, last comment (by me) GPS is obviously measured in lat & long (duh) and here’s the place you can pop it in:
(by Mapquest: http://www.mapquest.com)
Although I was only able to get down to a pretty macro level of detail & I can’t find lat/long search facilities on the other sites.
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