Address to GPS coordinates

Convert address to gps

This tools helps you find the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) of an address. Enter the address in form below to get the coordinates.
The more details you provide (eg name of the city, country), the more accurate result is returned. The result is also displayed in the map.

Get GPS coordinates from an address

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Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
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GPS location

GPS location is composed of latitude and longitude. Using this two numbers the location of any place. Latitude indicates north to south position of a point on Earth, and the east-west position is given by longitude. You can learn more about coordinate systems on geocaching blog.

How this works?

Address to GPS tool uses online geocoding. Geocoding is an act of turning descriptive location data such as a postal address or a named place into geographic coordinates. The process is made of a reference dataset and the geocoding algorithm.

The reference dataset contains the geographically coded information that can be used to derive the appropriate geographic code for an input.

Algorithm include the standardization and normalization of the input into a format and syntax compatible with that of the reference dataset. Once the input has been sufficiently formatted to be compatible with the reference dataset, the algorithm select the best candidate to be used to derive the final output.

Latitude and longitude

Latitude is a measurement on a globe of position north or south of the Equator. The number imply an angle at Earth’s centre and measured in a north-south plane pointing to the pole from the Equator. The greatest angle is 90°. Positive value means the position is in the northern hemisphere. Similarly, negative value imply position in the southern hemisphere.

Longitude is a measurement of location east or west of the prime meridian at Greenwich. The number also imply an angle at Earth’s centre between any point on the Equator and the prime meridian. Lines are the farthest apart at the Equator and meet at the poles. Longitude is measured 180° both east and west of the prime meridian.