Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Google Maps & Street Views

While playing around with Google Maps, I came across a unique application that uses the Google Maps API to locate the geographical coordinates (latitude & longitude) for any place on Earth. It provides two ways to search, either by moving around the map and zooming in, or by typing an address if the place is unknown. The default location is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.

To find coordinates by moving around the map:
  1. Drag and drop the map to broad location.
  2. Zoom in for greater accuracy.
  3. Drag and drop the marker to pinpoint the place. The coordinates are refreshed at the end of each move.
To find coordinates using the name and/or address of the place: Submit the full location (number, street, city, country). For more popular destinations, you need only to type in the name of the city or place.

Once you have found your location, click on the person icon above the + sign and drag it to the map. Photos will appear on your map which you can then use to explore the area. And in the case of the Desert Museum, you can take a virtual tour of the grounds.

Find latitude and longitude with Google Maps

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