As one of the most powerful mapping tools available, Google Maps has a number of features designed to help you pinpoint your location. If you want to know your exact position, you can get your GPS coordinates on Google Maps.
You can get coordinates on all platforms, including the Google Maps website, as well as the Google Maps app for Android, iPhone, and iPad.
Use the Google Maps website to find coordinates
You can easily find the GPS coordinates (which show the latitude and longitude) of a location using the Google Maps website. These steps work for Maps in any web browser, not just Google Chrome.
To do this, search for a location in the search bar at the top of the Google Maps website, or use your mouse to zoom in on a visible map location. Once you’ve defined a location, right-click to bring up a menu of additional options.
From the pop-up menu, select “What’s Here?” option.
The button will display a small location box at the bottom of the page. You’ll see a series of numbers below the location.
These are your GPS coordinates, displayed as decimal degrees. If you want to search for this location on Google Maps again, you can search for these coordinates in the search bar.
Google Maps would then display the location for you to find out more about it or to help you create a custom map showing addresses and other areas of interest around you.
Use the Google Maps mobile app to find coordinates
You can also use the Google Maps mobile app for Android, iPhone and iPad to locate the exact GPS coordinates of any location in the world. The steps for Android and Apple users are similar, but iPhone and iPad have an additional step to follow.
To find GPS coordinates, open the Google Maps app on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the search bar to find a general location or use the map view to locate it manually.
If you are using the map view, you will need to long touch and select an unmarked location until a red marker appears.
The coordinates will be displayed in the Google Maps for Android search bar when you drop a marker.
You’ll need to tap the “Pin removed” box at the bottom of the Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad.
This screen appears after placing a red marker on the map view.
Tapping on “Pin Removed” will bring up an information menu with the address of the location, as well as options to save or find directions to the location.
The coordinates of the location will be listed below the address at the bottom of the menu.