Most of the time, you probably navigate with Google Maps by entering a street address, place name or intersection. But that’s not the only way to use Google Maps – you can find a location by entering its latitude and longitude (often abbreviated as lat and long). And if you need to know the latitude and longitude of a place on the map, you can do that, too. Here’s how to do that both on the computer and your mobile device.
To find a location using its latitude and longitude on any device, just open Google Maps. On your phone or tablet, start the Google Maps app. On a computer, go to Google Maps in a browser. Then enter the latitude and longitude values in the search field – the same one you would ordinarily use to enter an address.
Enter the lat/long into the search box just as you would enter an address or place name.
Google Maps accepts latitude and longitude in any of the three common formats; use whichever one is most convenient: