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Lat/Long from google?
« on: Friday 16 March 18 09:34 GMT (UK) »
For many years, I have use google maps to find the lat/long of places in my research
(my database, Gramps, has some excellent mapping features, but they only work if lat/long is defined
for places).

To do this, you simple right-click on a map, click the "what's here" ; this pops up a small dialog, including a lat/long pair.  (the lat/long on this small dialog can not be selected for cut and paste)

Clicking this pair re-centres the map on your chosen point, but more importantly, displays the lat/long on the left hand pane, where it can be cut and pasted.

As of this morning the left hand pane is showing degree, minutes and seconds instead of the decimal degrees I need.

Does anyone know how to change this back to decimal degrees?

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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:12 GMT (UK) »
If all else fails, try this converter:
https://www.latlong.net/degrees-minutes-seconds-to-decimal-degrees

(Others are available!)
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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:15 GMT (UK) »
If all else fails, try this converter:
https://www.latlong.net/degrees-minutes-seconds-to-decimal-degrees

(Others are available!)

Yikes! - to convert the google data, I'd need to split the google string out to 6 separate dialog boxes.  :o

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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:41 GMT (UK) »
I just tried the What's Here option and mine displays in decimals of degrees in a little window at the bottom, that is copyable as you want it.  On the left panel it is in D/M/S.  It might be a user-definable option, but I'm not sure if it is in your browser (I use Chrome) or in Windows.  I'm just on the way out or I would experiment more.

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Names: Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull and Hartlepool), Watson, (Jarrow & H'pool), Ballard & Glassop (E. London), Mowbray & Bulmer (both H'pool) & Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, H'pool, & Barnington, Yorks.). I use GRAMPS 4.2.6 software.

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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:43 GMT (UK) »
I just tried the What's Here option and mine displays in decimals of degrees.  It must be a user-definable option, but I'm not sure if it is in your browser (I use Chrome) or in Windows.  I'm just on the way out or I would experiment more.

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The what's here dialog is decimals for me too (see screen shot) but it's not cut and pasteable.

When you click the lat/long, the data moves to the left hand "location pane" (where it IS click and pasteable). But it becomes deg/min/sec.

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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:44 GMT (UK) »
It is possible to cut and paste.  Just click and drag from just below and to the right of the data.

52.627504, 1.267280

Like that.

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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:47 GMT (UK) »
It is possible to cut and paste.  Just click and drag from just below and to the right of the data.

52.627504, 1.267280

Like that.

Martin
Bugger. Not in my Ubuntu/Firefox.

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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:50 GMT (UK) »
I just tried it and mine displays pretty much the same as your screenshot except with one difference: in the location pane where yours says 'Norwich' mine has the required lat/long (in addition to the degrees shown in the blue part under the buildings graphic).

This is in Firefox on Windows. Same in Edge.
BARTRAM - Nottingham, Derby, originally Beds (Stagsden)
PERFETT - St Pancras & Marylebone, Rugby, Nottingham
RADFORD - Nottinghamshire, also back & forth to Bury
RUDD - Margate, Bermondsey, Newcastle, Nottingham

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Re: Lat/Long from google?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 16 March 18 10:52 GMT (UK) »
I can't comment on Ubuntu/Firefox. but try it by clicking in a few different start places, for example, just a touch above and to the left of the whole address and reference area.

I still wonder if there might be a user-configurable option somewhere.

OR, look in the URL string.  I can see the ref in degrees there, like this:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Norwich/@   52.6280882,1.2584392
  ,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d0aad55133f513:0x684ca5e00e12452f!8m2!3d52.6308859!4d1.297355
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