Hot to get GPS location data for a given adress?

I wanted to update my Apache FOAF-file. Especially I wanted to add geo data <foaf:based_near><geo:Point>. But where to get that information? From Google Maps? I havent found any „Get GPS“ button so I had to search … and found a short article. Basically it is easy: the location is stored in the ll-Parameter of the URL😉

So open Google Maps, enter the adress and have a look at the „Link“ on the right of the map. The ll-Parameter of that URL contains the GPS data in „latitude,longitude“ format. So the first part would be inside <geo:lat> and the second in <geo:long>.

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2 Kommentare - “Hot to get GPS location data for a given adress?”

  1. SteveL Says:

    You need to know the datum too. Is it WGS-84 Lat/Long, or something else? And is your GPS receiver in sync. Test it by comparing where you are with where maps thinks you are


  2. This way is more simple:
    Go to http://www.effenberg.de/maps
    and enter the place you are looking for into the address-field
    (or zoom out, move the map to your place and zoom in again)
    or add the place to the link, i.e.
    http://www.effenberg.de/maps?new%20iberia
    or
    http://www.effenberg.de/maps?oak%20street%20new%20iberia

    Then, whenever you leftclick into the map, the coordinates appear in the field at the bottom of the map.
    Mark them and copy them with ctrl-C.
    So you can easily find exact coordinates.

    Have fun,
    Harald


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