Display UK Longitude and Latitude coordinates
Useful when creating your Microsoft or Google Map website 'Mashup' or for SATNAV directions.
Find the exact location of individual buildings...


To find the longitude and latitude of any given place - just click on the map below. The coordinates are displayed below the map.
This map is centred on the UK but the map covers the whole world!
You can either scroll and zoom the map manually or search by postcode (or zip code) and place name
using the search box below the map.

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After struggling to find the required map coordinates (longitude and latitude) in Degrees, Minutes, Seconds and Decimal Degrees Latitude/Longitude Conversions etc. for use in website Map "Mashups" I created a webpage that worked for me and thought others might also find it useful...
This web page now also converts UK postcodes to longitude/latitude.
Just enter the postcode, zoom in as required and click the map to display the coordinates.

Unfortunately since creating this page over 10 years ago my Microsoft BING Maps code no longer works...
The good news is things have moved on elsewhere and now there are many easy ways to get the exact coordinates of a location in the required format.

Both Google Maps and BING Maps allow you to display the long/lat of any location.
BING make it easier to copy the coordinates so comes out on top for me.

GOOGLE MAPS - display longitude and latitude of any location

Google Maps "What's here?" - long/latSearch as normal for any placename or postcode.

At the exact location where you want to find the longitude/latitude use the right-hand click menu (see image) and then select "What's here?"

Google will then display the coordinates. Google don't make it easy to select/copy the details though. Unless you are happy to write them down, you can click the coordinates which brings up an information panel where the details can be selected with the mouse and copied.

The location is also shown in two formats which may be useful:

Google longitude and latitude

MICROSOFT BING MAPS - display longitude and latitude of any location

BING Maps long/latSearch as normal for any placename or postcode.

At the exact location where you want to find the longitude/latitude use the right-hand click menu (see image) and the longitude and latitude is displayed.

Microsoft are more friendly than Google as they give you a Copy option which makes things quicker.



Useful Tip!
Finding location from Long/Lat Coordinates

As well as being able to enter a place name or post code to find longitude and latitude (then zoom in for accuracy down to building level) you can also enter long/lat coordinates to find the location on the map. The map will be centered on the coordinates you entered so zooming in will show you the exact location.





I'm always happy to receive Feedback on Maps/Longitude/Latitude or website comments.
Below are some previous comments about my 'longitude/latitude coordinate finder/search tool' web page:
From: Charlotte
Your website was very useful!
I don't know if you mention it but where it says put in the post code or place you can also put in the long and lat to show you where it is! :) We used it that way as well. It was very good!! << I've added a note above so visitors know about this.

From: Katie
Hello, I've have found your longitude/latitude finder very helpful. Thanks Katie.
From: Glo
Found your map today - what a useful website. Just to let you know I am using Safari 5.0.5 with no problems. Surprised that google does not make it as easy to find latitude and longitude.
From: Curtis
This is a really useful facility. I have just used it to work out the coordinates of our house in order to apply to DEFRA for our CPH (County Parish Holding) number.
Thanks very much.

From: SB
Message: (email received regarding a query to the decimal format of the locations longitude and latitude)
Firstly, thank you for an excellent site - it's extremely accurate and easy to use...
It really is an excellent site and a really useful service you provide - so much easier to use than any other site I have found. Thank you, sincerely.
Best wishes.

From: CJ
I'm afraid that the coordinates being returned are not correct (at least not in all cases), try this for different parts of the world against know Locations and Lat/Long. Both Microsoft and Google use a coordinate system that does not match Lat/Long. Good try though!
Followed a couple of hours later by:
From: CJ
I've just realised your outputting the coords as decimal degrees and they are correct. Sorry! I'm old fashioned and used to degrees minutes etc.

From: Brien
This is a great service and I'm glad I was able to point to you in my blog about geotagging Windows Live Photos. Thank you for creating this and thanks for your feedback on my blog entry.

From: Des
Thank you for this site. It's actually interesting to see pictures of where I work that are a few years out of date - not a knock, just a gentle hint - as we've lost a lot of facilities and it's nice to see how it used to be. Keep it up, Des.