What are my coordinates?

,  Our Server Guesses:

Coordinate Picker:

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What we do

Ever asked yourself "What are my GPS coordinates?"? If you view our page on your GPS enabled phone or device, we can answer that. If you don't have a GPS: Our server uses your IP Address to look up your coordinates. Depending on whether your IP Address is static or dynamic and, depending on how your ISP allocates it's IP Addresses, we can be extremely accurate, extremely inaccurate, or anywhere in between. Usually we will at least know which city you are in or put your location in a city near where you live.

If you have a modern web browser, and you give our javascript permission to look up your location, we will also display where your web browser thinks you are. If your computer/phone/tablet/etc that you are viewing this page on has a GPS receiver and can receive a strong enough signal, then your browser will be accurate to within a couple hundred meters or less.

What are the maps for?

All four maps represent the same data at different zoom levels. The cross hair marker shows you where on the map your browser says you are, and the marker labeled with your IP Address shows you where our server thinks your are.

If you know where you are and want to get the coordinates, just drag one of the markers to where you are, and the coordinates for that marker (browser or server) will be updated.

The maps can also be used to look up the coordinates of any landmark or place in the world by dragging one of the markers to the place you want to look up.

With the four maps, since the changes you make to a marker on any one map will be reflected on the other three maps, it makes it quick and easy to move the marker to a specific spot since you can move to the correct country on the big map, then refine the position to the correct region within that country on the state map, and so on. When performing the same task on one map, you would often have to zoom out, then drag the marker in the right direction and wait as the map scrolls as you get close to the edge of the map, etc.

An example of how having four maps saves you time, do this exercise:

  1. In the Country View, place a marker on Georgia.
  2. Now, pretending that when the page first loaded, the marker was in Georgia but you wanted the coordinates of the Space Needle in Seattle: in the Country View drag the marker from Georgia to Washington (the state in the north west corner of the Lower 48).
  3. Now, in the State View, drag the marker to Seattle
  4. Then in the City View, drag the marker to just above the city label (Seattle), you may have to click the - on the map a couple time to zoom out depending on where you dropped the marker in the State Veiw.
  5. Still in the City View find the Capitol Hill label to the north of the Seattle label (you may have to zoom in or out a couple clicks) and then place the marker 3/4 of the way to Puget Sound due West of the Capitol Hill label and due south of Memorial Stadium. (You can switch to Satellite view if it helps)
  6. Finally, in the Neighborhood View, move the marker north of Broad Street, south of Memorial Stadium. Switch to Satellite view and look for what look like three circles very close to Broad Street due south of Memorial Stadium. Now if you zoom in a couple clicks the Space Needle label will show up on the map. At this point in the exercise you should be able to see how having 4 maps already zoomed to 4 different zoom levels can save you time if all four maps center on which ever spot you pick and update their copy of the marker anytime you move it.

Using these four maps you can usually find a location clicking the zoom buttons less than six times by just hoping to the map with the most appropriate zoom. Doing the same thing on just one map usually means dragging the marker, zooming the map, dragging the map, zooming, dragging the marker zooming the map, dragging the map to recenter the marker, moving the marker, zooming the map, dragging the map, ... etc.