GPS coordinates, Latitude and Longitude Finder
Discover GPS coordinates for any address or location effortlessly using our latitude and longitude finder. Enter the address or click "Find GPS Coordinates" to instantly access latitude and longitude details.
Whether you're tracking your own coordinates or pinpointing a specific place, this coordinates finder is your reliable companion. Within minutes, you'll have a Google map displaying your current coordinates and location.
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What are my Coordinates?
Google Maps - GPS Coordinates
GPS coordinates, also known as geographic coordinates, are a system of describing a specific location on Earth's surface using a combination of latitude and longitude values. These coordinates provide a universal way to pinpoint any location on the planet.
Here's how GPS coordinates work:
Latitude: Latitude lines run horizontally around the Earth and measure how far north or south a point is from the equator. The equator is the reference line for latitude and is designated as 0 degrees latitude. As you move north from the equator, latitude values increase up to a maximum of 90 degrees at the North Pole. Similarly, as you move south from the equator, latitude values increase up to a maximum of -90 degrees at the South Pole.
Longitude: Longitude lines run vertically around the Earth and measure how far east or west a point is from the Prime Meridian, which passes through Greenwich, London, UK, and is designated as 0 degrees longitude. Longitude values range from -180 degrees to 180 degrees. The 180-degree longitude line is opposite the Prime Meridian and is known as the International Date Line.
When combined, latitude and longitude values provide a unique reference for any point on Earth's surface. For example, the coordinates 40.7128° N, 74.0060° W correspond to a location in New York City.
How GPS Coordinates are Determined
GPS coordinates are determined using the Global Positioning System (GPS), a network of satellites orbiting Earth. Each GPS satellite broadcasts a signal that includes its own precise location and the time the signal was transmitted. GPS receivers on the ground receive signals from multiple satellites and use the time it takes for the signals to reach them to calculate their distance from each satellite.
By triangulating the distances from multiple satellites, a GPS receiver can determine its own three-dimensional position (latitude, longitude, and altitude). The more satellites a GPS receiver can "see," the more accurate its position calculation becomes. This process of calculating position using signals from satellites is known as trilateration.
GPS coordinates are widely used for navigation, mapping, surveying, and a variety of other applications. They provide a standardised and accurate way to describe locations anywhere on the planet.
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