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I am interested in finding the latitude and longitude of a point on a map. How do I do so in Google Maps?

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In Google Maps Labs are two features which can do that.

LatLng Tooltip

Displays a tooltip next to the mouse cursor showing the latlng directly underneath it.

LatLng Marker

Adds an option to the context menu that lets you drop a mini marker showing the latlng of the position that the cursor was pointing at when the context menu was evoked

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If you right click on the map and select 'What's Here?' from the context menu, a marker will appear and the coordinates will be placed in the search box at the top of the page.

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I used this feature for a long time but it seems to have disappeared from the latest revision of Google Maps. –  sjy Dec 27 '13 at 8:18

There's a maplet extension you can add your "my maps" called "GPS Location" If you add that to your map and then click on a point. It will add a pin with the GPS info on it

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You can also just click the "Link" button on the upper right hand corner above the map. This will generate a link that will contain the latitude and longitude of the center of the map as a query string parameter call "ll".

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