You used to be able to right-click and drop a lat-lon marker on a point to get its coordinates:

lat lon marker

How do you get the latitude & longitude in the new Google Maps?

no lat lon marker

Update: just got an email from Google today with this announcement:

Get coordinates easier


7 Answers 7


You can once again get the latitude/longitude for any arbitrary point on the map by right-clicking (or Ctrl+click) and choosing "What's here?"

screen shot from Google

[source: +GoogleMaps]

  • Yup, they've updated their app again. This is quite convenient. Thanks!
    – Matt
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 6:23

LEFT-click on the place that you want coordinates for.

Notice that there is a small circle which radiates at that place, or the nearest on-street place.

In the top left of the map, a small display box appears, showing the address and lat/long coordinates:

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  • You can copy / paste these as text.
  • They are also a hyperlink: if you click on them, then the map centers at that place, with a large red marker and the coordinates displayed beside it.

In some places, it looks like Maps defaults to the nearest on-street location, but testing the click-on-the-link features does appear to go to the exact location.

  • Ah-HA! That's new. Was wondering when they'd finally make this possible.
    – Matt
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 14:06
  • Yes, I'm not sure when it appeared, but was there when I looked yestereday. There's one flaw: if you choose a location that's not on-street, the display box shows the closest on-street address, and the exactly lat/long underneath it. Most people will assume that these are for the same place, but that's not so. Still - it's better than it was. Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 19:59
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    Now that I've used this more, I wish it would show the coordinates as actual lat/lon rather than degrees-minutes (oh well).
    – Matt
    Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 22:59

The previous method no longer works, now you may get the coordinates from the URL. (Note: they are the coordinates of the place at the center of the window) Usually the URLs are like this -




Notice the data parameter -


Co-ordinates are clearly visible. For the first one 22.6145349, 88.4328534, for the second one 40.6907415, -74.0440104.

This might not be the best way to fetch coordinates from Google maps, but it's the only one as of now.

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    Looks like an easy chrome extension idea. Might end up building it this weekend if I am bored.
    – Munim
    Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 6:34
  • Note that those coordinates might not be those of the marker. They seem to point to where the map is centered. Note that, as you pan around, the coordinates in the URL gets updated.
    – Sergio
    Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 19:24
  • Ah I missed to mention that. Yes, they are the coordinates of the place at the center of the window.
    – Bibhas
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 6:36

I just created a tampermonkey script to help getting the coordinates from the new google maps:

// ==UserScript==
// @name       Google maps coordinates fetcher
// @namespace  https://www.google.com/maps/preview
// @version    0.1
// @description  This script shows the current coordinates of the center of the map in the new google maps
// @match      https://www.google.com/maps/preview*
// @copyright  2013+, muddymind
// @require    http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min.js
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {

    var SCRIPT_DEBUG_PREFIX = "Google maps coordinates fetcher: ";
    var DEBUG_ENABLED = true;



    var DIV_CONTAINER_STYLE = "position: fixed; bottom: 20%; left: 0; background-color: white; width: auto; height: auto; padding: 10px; opacity: 0.6;";
    //end of constants

    var coordinatesContainer = undefined;
    var previousCoordinateValue = "";
    //end of variables

    //auxiliar Classes and functions
    function util_consoleDebug(message, obj){
        if(DEBUG_ENABLED==true) {
            console.debug( SCRIPT_DEBUG_PREFIX + message );

            console.debug( obj );

    function getParameter(parameterName){
        var url = window.location.href;

        var val = url.match(parameterName+"[0-9\.-]*");

        return val[0].substr(parameterName.length);

    function updateCoordinates(){

        util_consoleDebug("updating coordinates...");


            var result = getParameter(X_COORDINATE_INDENTIFIER);
            result += ",";
            result += getParameter(Y_COORDINATE_INDENTIFIER);

            util_consoleDebug("current coordinates "+ result);

            if(previousCoordinateValue != result){
                previousCoordinateValue = result;
                util_consoleDebug("coordinates updated to "+ result);
                util_consoleDebug("no update needed!");
                //do nothing


            util_consoleDebug("error updating coordinates - " + Exception);

        util_consoleDebug("scheduling next update after " + COORDINATES_REFRESH_RATE);
        setTimeout(function(){updateCoordinates()}, COORDINATES_REFRESH_RATE);
    //end of auxiliar Classes and functions

    coordinatesContainer = $('<div style="' + DIV_CONTAINER_STYLE + '">');
    //end of settings

    util_consoleDebug("script inited!");
    //end of debug

    //end of main

I hope this helps ;)

  • this is very well done.
    – Kopernik
    Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 20:05

Well just found this that might be helpfull as a tool so you can get coordinates in the form of lat,long



Or you could just use this convertor.


You can right click anywhere on the map and select "What's Here?" from the menu. It will drop a green arrow. Mouse over the green arrow to see a tool tip that contains the coordinates. Click on the green arrow to see a pop-up window that also contains the coordinates. You can copy the text from the pop-up window.

  • Nothing happens when you right-click on the new Google Maps.
    – Matt
    Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 17:53
  • +1: @Matt: Actually this works for me as of Nov 29, 2013 using firefox. I was about to post an answer and then saw this. But for me, when I right click on the map and choose What's Here? the coordinates get pasted into the map search box at the top of the page.
    – User
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:45
  • @User Are you sure that's on the new Google Maps? Still nothing happens for me when I right-click...
    – Matt
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:56
  • @Matt: I'm not sure what you mean by "new" Google maps, but for example today I can go to https://maps.google.com/ and either search for an address and do this or just start navigating on the map. Either way when I right click and choose "What's here?" I get coordinates. Also just tried this in IE and also worked. Works whether I am logged into google or not. Do you run an adblocker or some other addon that might interfere?
    – User
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 22:07
  • @Matt: Also just tried on Chrome and it also works for me. This is all on Windows 7.
    – User
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 22:18

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