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Finding Location Latitude and Longitude

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Finding Location Latitude and Longitude

This page is designed to find the latitude and longitude of landmarks, particularly museums, collections and monuments.

It is free for public use for any purpose, however if used to find the location of a tank museum or solitary tank then you are requested to share the information with (email to trevor-larkum at [For more details on the approach used on this site for tank locations see Geotagging].

The process for using the map on this page is as follows:

  1. With the map set to the type "Map"(the default) move it to the vicinity of the location. This can be done by dragging with the left mouse button.
  2. Alternatively, you can get Google to centre the map around a particular placename by typing it into the Location box and hitting Enter. Note, though, that Google may select another place with the same name, so it is often worth moving to the vicinity by hand and/or being very specific with your location name (e.g. "London, Ontario").
  3. Once you have the correct vicinity start zooming in (either with the mouse wheel or the zoom control on the left side of the window) to the desired location. If using the mouse wheel, keep the cursor over the target or map centre to keep on track.
  4. As you get close, use the controls top-right to change the map type to a "Satellite" view or "Hybrid" view (satellite view with road and placenames) and keep zooming in until you find the exact location.
  5. There are white crosshairs that mark the exact centre of the window, place these over the exact spot you want.
  6. Read off the latitude and longitude of this location from the box at the bottom left of the window; this is generally best done to 6 decimal places. Click on the box to bring up a dialog box from which you can copy the numbers.
  7. A good first test, just to get used to the process, is to find your own home.
  8. This map can also be used to look up or check a given latitude and longitude, just enter it into the Location box (e.g. 40.689156, -74.044591 for the Statue of Liberty) and press Enter.
  9. Use this feature, when you have determined the latitude and longitude you want, to check you copied it correctly after moving the map away somewhere else.