**Search** by address, place or POI

My current location

Example: North 47.018711° | East 12.34256°

Input:

The input of the latitude is a decimal number between -89.999999 and 89.999999.

If the degree of latitude is given in S as south, the number should be preceded by a minus sign.

The input of the longitude is a decimal number between -179.999999 and 179.9999999.

If the longitude is given in W as west, the number should be preceded by a minus sign.

If these limit values are not kept with the input, the frame turns red, and/or the fields remain empty.

**Decimal degree**(WGS84)

Lat: ° (N) Watch your step!

Since this converter calculates with negative north values instead of positive south values, you have to put a - in front of your value, if it contains the specification S.

So from 10.12345 S becomes here -10.12345 N! Lon: ° (E) Watch your step!

Since this converter calculates with negative east values instead of positive west values, you have to put a - in front of your value, if it contains the specification W.

So from 20.12345 W becomes here -20.12345 E!

Example: North 47°1.122 | East 12° 20.553'

The input for the latitude must be between -89 and 89 and must be an integer.

The input for the longitude must be between -179 and 179 and must be integer.

The input of minutes for latitude and longitude is an optional decimal number, but if it is made it must be between 0 and 59.99999.

If these limits are not met, the frame will turn red or the fields will remain empty.

**Degrees Minutes**(WGS84)

Lat: ° ' (N) Attention!

Since this converter calculates with negative north values instead of positive south values, you have to add a - in front of your degree value, if it contains the specification S.

So 10° 1.2345' S becomes here -10° 1.2345' N! Lon: ° ' (E) Attention!

Since this converter calculates with negative east values instead of positive west values, you have to put a - in front of your degree value, if it contains the specification W.

So from 20° 1.2345' W becomes here -20° 1.2345' E!

Example: North 47° 1' 7.359' | East 12° 20' 33.216'

The input for the latitude must be between -89 and 89 and must be an integer.

The input for the longitude must be between -179 and 179 and must be integer.

The input of minutes for latitude and longitude must be between 0 and 59 and must be integer.

The input of the seconds for latitude and longitude is optional, but if it is done it must be between 0 and 59.99999.

If these limits are not met during input, the frame will turn red or the fields will remain empty.

**Degrees Minutes Seconds**(WGS84)

Lat: ° ' " (N) Attention!

Since this converter calculates with negative north values instead of positive south values, you have to add a - to your degree value, if it contains the specification S.

So from 10° 1' 2.345' S becomes here -10° 1' 2.345' N! Lon: ° ' " (E) Attention!

Since this converter calculates with negative east values instead of positive west values, you have to put a - in front of your degree value, if it contains the specification W.

So from 20° 1' 2.345'; W becomes here -20° 1' 2.345' E!

Example: E (East) = 2783009 | N (North) = 1223568

As these coordinates are only used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, limit values for N and E apply.

The northernmost point is about 47.8 degrees and therefore the maximum value for N is 1,300,000.

The southernmost point is about 45.8 degrees and therefore the minimum value for N is 1,074,000.

The easternmost point is about 10.5 degrees and therefore the maximum for E is 2,834,000.

The westernmost point is about 5.9 degrees and therefore the minimum value for E is 2,484,000.

If these limits are not met, the frame turns red or the fields remain empty.

**CH1903+ / LV95**(Bessel 1841)

y: (E) x: (N)

Example: Zone 32U | East value 691831 | North value 5337164

The zone determines the rough position of the point and should prevent mix-ups.

Valid zone values are from 01A-60X, but without O and I.

Eastern values must be between 100.000 and 900.000.

North values must be between 1 and 9,999,999.

If these limit values are not adhered to during input, the frame turns red or the fields remain empty.

The letter of the zone is corrected automatically with wrong input.

**UTM coordinates**(WGS84)

Z: E: N:

Example: Zone 32U | Plan square PU | East value 91831 | North value 37164

The zone determines the rough position of the point and should prevent mix-ups.

Valid zone values are from 01A-60X, but without O and I.

The grid square determines the location in the zone and consists of the eastern value (A-Z without O and I) and the northern value (A-V without O and I).

East values must be between 1 and 99,999. Missing digits are filled in at the back.

North values must be between 1 and 99,999. Missing digits are padded at the back.

Values below 10,000 must be filled with zeros at the front so that the two numbers are 5 digits long each.

If these limit values are not adhered to during input, the frame turns red or the fields remain empty.

The letter of the zone is automatically corrected if the input is incorrect.

**MGRS / UTMREF**(WGS84)

Z: E: N:

Example: R (right value) = 4468298 | H (high value) = 5333791

Since the underlying ellipsoid for these coordinates is only used in Germany, limit values for R and H apply.

The northernmost point is about 56 degrees and therefore the maximum value for H is 6200000.

The southernmost point is about 46 degrees and therefore the minimum value for H is 5000000.

The most westerly point is about 5 degrees and therefore the maximum value for R is 5700000.

The easternmost point is about 16 degrees and therefore the minimum value for R is 2400000.

If these limits are not met, the frame turns red or the fields remain empty.

**Gauss Kruger**(Bessel, Potsdam)

Zone: R: (E) H: (N)

Example:

X (longitude, longitude) = HQXT8G | Y (latitude, latitude) = R3WR5H

Input:

The following characters are permitted for X and Y: 0123456789 BCDFGHJKLMNPQRSTVWXZ.

The length can be between 1 and 6 characters.

**NAC**(Natural Area Coding, WGS84)

X: (E) Y: (N)

Example:

sifts.bottled.develop

Input:

The input must always consist of 3 words. Each word is separated by a period.

**W3W**(What 3 Words)

Beispiel:

Short Code: 8QQ7+V8, Dublin

Full Code: 8FVHG4M6+2X

Eingabe:

Short Code besteht aus 4 Zeichen, gefolgt von einem + gefolgt von 2 Zeichen, gefolgt von einer Ortsbezeichung

Full Code besteht aus 8 Zeichen, gefolgt von einem + gefolgt von 2-3 Zeichen.

Erlaubte Zeichen sind außer beim Ortsnamen: 23456789CFGHJMPQRVWX

**Plus Code**(google Open Location Code)

**Other format**

X: Y:

** Height For members only **

m (Click here to calculate the height using the coordinates) The height data are based on the SRTM values. These values refer to a base area of 90m², so in steep terrain there can be larger deviations of up to 30 metres.

**Address**

- Click to display the address to the coordinates Click to display the address to the coordinates

Here you can convert the most common coordinates into the other formats.

This works in all directions and with all valid values.

The valid values for the respective system can be found by moving the mouse over the input examples.

After entering the values to be converted, either click on the calculator or confirm with the Enter key.

## FAQs

### How do you Convert between different coordinate systems? ›

The procedure for converting from one coordinate system to another is known as **coordinate transformation**. The procedure requires that some points have their coordinates known (or measured) in both the arbitrary and the final coordinate systems. Such points are called control points.

**How do I Convert GPS coordinates to NAD83? ›**

**How to convert to NAD83:**

- Select the Input SRS (the default format is WGS84). ...
- Input the coordinates in a decimal degrees (DD) format.
- Click “Transform” to quickly convert coordinates.
- Get your coordinates in the NAD83 on your display.

**How to Convert NAD83 to WGS84? ›**

**WGS84 World Geodetic System**

- Select the Input SRS (the default format is WGS843). ...
- Input the coordinates in a decimal degrees (DD)4 format. ...
- Select the Output SRS (the default format is UTM – N31). ...
- Click “Convert” to quickly convert coordinates.

**What is the tool for coordinate conversion? ›**

What is TWCC? TWCC, "**The World Coordinate Converter"**, is an Open Source tool to convert geodetic coordinates in a wide range of reference systems. Several coordinate conversion tools already exist, however, here is what makes the strength of TWCC: This tool is intuitive and easy to use.

**Is there a universal coordinate system? ›**

**The UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) coordinate system divides the world into sixty north-south zones, each 6 degrees of longitude wide**. UTM zones are numbered consecutively beginning with Zone 1, which includes the westernmost point of Alaska, and progress eastward to Zone 19, which includes Maine.

**Can you enter grid coordinates in Google Maps? ›**

Enter coordinates **to find a place**

**In the search box, enter your coordinates**. Here are examples of formats that work: Decimal degrees (DD): 41.40338, 2.17403. Degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS): 41°24'12.2"N 2°10'26.5"E.

**How do I convert local coordinates to WGS84? ›**

**How to convert to WGS84:**

- Select the Input SRS (the default format is WGS84). ...
- Input the coordinates in a decimal degrees (DD) format.
- Click “Transform” to quickly convert coordinates.
- Get your coordinates in the WGS84 on your display.

**How do I look up GPS coordinates? ›**

**Get the coordinates of a place**

- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app .
- Touch and hold an area of the map that isn't labeled to drop a red pin.
- In the search box, you can find the coordinates.

**What is the difference between NAD83 and WGS84 conversion? ›**

**NAD83(1986) is the original realization of NAD83, which is practically identical to the original WGS84**. The difference between the current realization of WGS84 used by GPS and the original realization of WGS84 typically is on the order of 1 meter.

**What is NAD83 geographic coordinate system? ›**

The North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) is the **horizontal and geometric control datum for the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America**. NAD 83 was released in 1986. State-by-state adjustments were completed in the 1990s, an effort referred to as the High Accuracy Reference Network (HARN).

### What is the difference between WGS84 and NAD83 coordinates? ›

The current WGS84 realization is called WGS84(G1150). NAD83 – WHICH NAD83? Well, the same story applies to the NAD83 datum except that the purpose is slightly different: while **WGS84 intends to track the center of mass of the Earth, the NAD83 datum intends to track the movement of the North American plate**.

**Is Google Maps in WGS84? ›**

(**Google uses the World Geodetic System WGS84 standard**.) World coordinates, which reference a point on the map uniquely.

**What do WGS84 coordinates look like? ›**

The WGS84 Coordinate Systems **adds Greenwich as the starting point (prime meridian) for the longitude (0°) and sets the units in degrees (°)**. This coordinate system also has a unique reference code, the so-called EPSG code, which is 4326.

**Is Google Maps in NAD83 or NAD27? ›**

For FM and LPFM radio stations, the FCC uses an older coordinate system called NAD27 whereas **most coordinates including Google Maps coordinates, use the newer NAD83 system**.

**What is the free coordinate conversion software? ›**

The Eye4Software Coordinate Calculator is an easy to use (freeware) desktop software tool, to convert coordinates from one coordinate system to another. It can also be used to convert coordinates between different horizontal map datums.

**What are the 3 Autocad coordinate system? ›**

There are three types of coordinate display: **static, dynamic, and distance and angle**. Static display.

**What coordinate system does CNC use? ›**

Nearly all CNC machine uses a **Cartesian coordinate system** based on an X, Y, and Z-axis. This system allows a machine to move in a specific direction along a specific plane. Reduce the Cartesian system to its basics, and you have a familiar number line.

**What is the most accurate coordinate system? ›**

**Universal transverse Mercator (UTM)** is a geographic coordinate system and the most prevalent plane grid system used. UTM divides the earth into 84˚ north latitude to 80˚ south and is numbered into 60 vertical zones (each 6˚ latitude wide).

**What is the most famous coordinate system? ›**

**The geographic coordinate system** (GCS) is a spherical or geodetic coordinates system for measuring and communicating positions directly on the Earth as latitude and longitude. It is the simplest, oldest and most widely used of the various spatial reference systems that are in use, and forms the basis for most others.

**What is the best coordinate system for the US? ›**

The two most common systems used in the United States are **State Plane** and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM). The State Plane system minimizes accuracy distortions by defining projections that fit each state (or portion of a state) the best.

### How do I enter GPS coordinates manually? ›

1. Go to maps.google.com. 2. Type out the coordinates into the search bar — using either the degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) format, the degrees and decimal minutes (DMM) format, or decimal degrees (DD) format — then hit enter or click on the search icon.

**What apps can I use to enter coordinates? ›**

- Google Maps. For Android users, Google Maps is the simplest way to either enter latitude and longitude coordinates or to find out your current coordinates. ...
- Apple Maps. Apple has really been stepping up their game with their mapping platform, Apple Maps. ...
- What3Words. Why use coordinates at all?

**What is the difference between GPS and WGS84? ›**

**WGS84 is standard for GPS**

The Global Positioning System uses the World Geodetic System (WGS84) as its reference coordinate system. It consists of a reference ellipsoid, a standard coordinate system, altitude data, and a geoid.

**How do I change my local coordinates to global? ›**

Description. **lclCoord = global2localcoord( gCoord )** converts the global rectangular coordinates gCoord to the local rectangular coordinates lclCoord . In this syntax, the global coordinate origin is located at (0, 0, 0) and the coordinate axes are the unit vectors in the x, y, and z directions.

**How do I get GPS coordinates from GIS? ›**

**To find a location of the map, complete the following steps:**

- In Map Viewer, open the map you want to view.
- On the Settings (light) toolbar, click Map tools and choose Location .
- Move the pointer to a location on the map and view the coordinates in the Location window.
- Click Expand.

**What digits are GPS coordinates? ›**

Longitude and latitude coordinates are stored with **15 decimal digits** right of the decimal points.

**What are GPS coordinates details? ›**

GPS coordinates are **usually expressed as the combination of latitude and longitude**. Lines of latitude coordinates measure degrees of distance north and south from the equator, which is 0 degrees. The north pole and south pole are at 90 degrees in either direction.

**Can you get an address from GPS coordinates? ›**

You can **use a reverse geocoding tool or Google Maps to pull up the address listed at your given coordinates**. Just be sure that you enter your coordinates accurately and include the minutes and seconds listed after each degree for precise results.

**What are the three 3 commonly used datums in North America? ›**

For example, **NAD27, NAD83, and WGS84** are the most common geodetic datums in North America.

**What are the three most common datums that are used in GIS? ›**

These are the most commonly used datums in North America: **North American Datum (NAD)** 1927 using the Clarke 1866 spheroid. NAD 1983 using the Geodetic Reference System (GRS) 1980 spheroid.

### How accurate is WGS84? ›

WGS 84 is **not very accurate** as it is a compromise for the whole earth. Assuming theoretically I'm surveying using very accurate IMU and very accurate GPS (in WGS 84 of course).

**What are the two 2 types of coordinate systems used in GIS? ›**

Data is defined in both **horizontal and vertical coordinate systems**. Horizontal coordinate systems locate data across the surface of the earth, and vertical coordinate systems locate the relative height or depth of data.

**What are the two types of geographic coordinate system? ›**

Two basic types of coordinate systems exist for geographic data: **geodetic coordinate systems based on map projections and geographic coordinate systems based on latitude and longitude** (for details, see for example Hake et al., 2002; Longley et al., 2006).

**What are the 4 components of a geographic coordinate system? ›**

A GCS includes **an angular unit of measure, a prime meridian, and a datum** (based on a spheroid). A point is referenced by its longitude and latitude values. Longitude and latitude are angles measured from the earth's center to a point on the earth's surface. The angles often are measured in degrees (or in grads).

**What is the most common datum used in the United States? ›**

Since 1986, **NAD 83** has been the official horizontal and geometric datum in the United States. The mathematical reference surface used to represent NAD 83 is an ellipsoid called the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80).

**Is Google Earth a GPS or GIS? ›**

Getting Started. Google Earth Pro is a free software that, albeit **not a true GIS**, allows visualization, assessment, overlay, and creation of geospatial data.

**Is Google Maps a GIS system or a GPS? ›**

Google Maps is probably the most widely used of the **GIS platforms**. Although it is not necessarily the best tool for complex data visualization, it is extremely robust and easy to use on mobile devices, and is better for the demonstration of routes and journey times.

**Is Google Maps a GPS or GIS? ›**

Google Maps is a free system that utilizes street view imagery to generate various forms of directions. **Some telecommunications professionals label this platform as a GIS Map, whereas others are in disagreement**.

**What is the difference between UTM and WGS84 coordinates? ›**

The difference is that **WGS 84 is a geographic coordinate system, and UTM is a projected coordinate system**. Geographic coordinate systems are based on a spheroid and utilize angular units (degrees).

**What datum is Google Earth? ›**

Google Maps uses the **WGS 84** datum, which stands for World Geodetic System 1984. WGS 84 is the latest geodetic datum and is widely used by the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other satellite navigation systems worldwide.

### What is the latest version of WGS84? ›

The current version, **WGS 84**, defines an Earth-centered, Earth-fixed coordinate system and a geodetic datum, and also describes the associated Earth Gravitational Model (EGM) and World Magnetic Model (WMM). The standard is published and maintained by the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

**What GPS format does Google Earth use? ›**

Use coordinates to search

Open Google Earth. In the Search box in the left-hand panel, enter coordinates using one of these formats: **Decimal Degrees: such as 37.7°, -122.2°** **Degrees, Minutes, Seconds**: such as 37°25'19.07"N, 122°05'06.24"W.

**What GPS system does Google Maps use? ›**

google.cn/maps (formerly Google Ditu) uses the **GCJ-02** system for both its street maps and satellite imagery. google.com/maps also uses GCJ-02 data for the street map, but uses WGS-84 coordinates for satellite imagery, causing the so-called China GPS shift problem.

**What type of GPS is Google Maps? ›**

The application uses an Internet connection to a GPS navigation system to provide turn-by-turn voice-guided instructions on how to arrive at a given destination. The application requires connection to Internet data (e.g. 3G, 4G, 5G, WiFi, etc.) and normally uses a GPS satellite connection to determine its location.

**What is translation between coordinate systems? ›**

Coordinate systems can also be translated and rotated in space: In a translation, **the origin is simply shifted in the x, y and z directions**. The associated (x,y,z) number is called translation vector. In a rotation, the coordinate system is rotated around the x, y and z axes.

**How to convert xy coordinates to latitude and longitude in gis? ›**

**To convert coordinates, complete the following steps:**

- On the ribbon, click the Map tab.
- In the Inquiry group, click Coordinate Conversion. .
- In the Coordinate Conversion pane, click Map Point Tool. and click a location on the map.
- Enter coordinates in the Enter a coordinate text box and press Enter.

**How do you find new coordinates after translation? ›**

Find the new x-coordinate of the translated point by **adding the value of the horizontal translation to the original x-coordinate** (adding a negative number if translating to the left).

**What are the three main coordinate systems? ›**

There are three commonly used coordinate systems: **Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical**.

**What are the four coordinate systems? ›**

The coordinate systems are **Equatorial, Ecliptic, Galactic, and Supergalactic**. The Equatorial system gives declination (Dec) measured relative to the celestial equator, set by the Earth's rotational axis at either the B1950. 0 or J2000. 0 equinox (the two most commonly used).

**How do I extract coordinates from a location? ›**

**Get the coordinates of a place**

- On your computer, open Google Maps.
- Right-click the place or area on the map. This will open a pop-up window. You can find your latitude and longitude in decimal format at the top.
- To copy the coordinates automatically, left click on the latitude and longitude.

### What coordinate system does Google Maps use? ›

(Google uses the **World Geodetic System WGS84 standard**.) World coordinates, which reference a point on the map uniquely.

**How do I convert GPS coordinates to Google Maps? ›**

**How to enter coordinates in Google Maps on a computer**

- Go to maps.google.com.
- Type out the coordinates into the search bar — using either the degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) format, the degrees and decimal minutes (DMM) format, or decimal degrees (DD) format — then hit enter or click on the search icon.

**What is an example of WGS84 coordinates? ›**

For example: **Leuven, Belgium is located on 50°52'47" North and 4°42'01" East** in the WGS84 coordinated system. San Antonio, United States is located on 29°25'26" North and 98°29'37" West in the WGS 84 coordinate system.

**How do I import coordinates into GIS? ›**

**Import coordinates**

- On the ribbon, click the Map tab.
- In the Inquiry group, click Coordinate Conversion .
- In the Coordinate Conversion pane, click the Import button.
- Browse to a . ...
- From the X Field (Longitude) drop-down menu, choose the field from the .

**How do I get XY coordinates from Google Earth? ›**

- Open Google Earth.
- At the top, click Tools. Options.
- Click 3D View. Then, under "Show Lat/Long," choose a display format.
- Click OK. Coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner.

**How to convert spherical coordinates to rectangular coordinates? ›**

Rectangular coordinates ( x , y , z ) ( x , y , z ) and spherical coordinates ( ρ , θ , φ ) ( ρ , θ , φ ) of a point are related as follows: **x = ρ sin φ cos θ** These equations are used to convert from y = ρ sin φ sin θ spherical coordinates to rectangular z = ρ cos φ coordinates.

**What is the formula for spherical coordinate system? ›**

In summary, the formulas for Cartesian coordinates in terms of spherical coordinates are **x=ρsinϕcosθy=ρsinϕsinθz=ρcosϕ**.