Saturday, September 17, 2005

Google Maps takes coordinates

I just tried entering latitude and longitude coordinates at Google Maps or something like "37 57 11.98 N 121 05 15.76 W" and sure enough there was a zoomed image of the location. The more precision you provide, the more zoom you get.

In fact, just found from a FAQ that is probably based in the Google Maps API that you can also use coordinates in a URL like for example:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=37.57+-121.05