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Geography Research Guide - Longview

A guide for the physical, world and cultural aspects of geography, as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Related courses include Geog 104, Geog 105 and Geog 113.

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City Coordinates

To find the coordinates of a specific city:

Use one of the listed websites or ask a Reference Librarian to help you locate one of the below atlases. In the index you will find city names in alphabetical order listed with their exact coordinates

Latitude & Longitude Coordinates

Use Google Maps to find coordinates

Latitude: 40 Deg. 43 min. 21 sec.
Longitude: -82 Deg. 31 Min. 52 Sec.

To find the city that matches these coordinates, enter the following into Google Maps search field:  40 43' 21" -82 31' 52" and the GPS coordinate will show up in Google Maps

Additionally, if your latitude and longitude numbers are in decimal format, like say, 40.7225 -82.5331 there is no need to convert over to the degree minutes, seconds, notation. Google Maps will give you your coordinates.

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