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It looks like both MapQuest and MapBlast have disabled their GPS coordinate display when you type in a physical street address. Why, I'll never know. So does anyone know where we can type in a street address and have it converted to GPS coordinates??? Thanks!

 

timsuggs@bellsouth.net

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Hello-

 

MapQuest & MapBlast don't show the lat & long on the map anymore, however, you can get them by doing the following:

 

In MapBlast, enter the address you want and get the map. Then, pick on the "Print" button, and it will change the page to a "printer-friendly" image. Notice at the bottom, it lists the lat & long.

 

Hope this helps.

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You can also get them buried in the URL.

 

For our 2002 Chicagoland Geocaching Picnic (last week), I knew it was on Golf Road near Schaumburg, IL - so I did a map on that. Then I clicked and moved the icon to the correct spot on the map, and the resulting URL occurred:

 

quote:
http://www.mapblast.com/myblast/map.mb?

CMD=LFILL&CT=42.0281044%3A-88.020229%

3A5000&GAD1=&GAD2=Golf+Rd&GAD3=Schaumburg%

2C+IL&GAD4=USA&IC=42.0281044%3A-88.020229%3A8%

3A&apmenu=&apcode=&AD2_street=Golf+Road&AD2=Golf+Road

&AD3=Schaumburg%2C+IL&AD4=USA&selCategory=&GMI=&

noPrefs=&eLat=&eLon=&first3=&areaCode=&Zip=60007&

W=456&H=259&GC=X%3A-88.020229%7CY%3A42.0281044

%7CLT%3A42.0281044%7CLN%3A-88.020229%7CLS%3A5000

%7Cc%3ASchaumburg%7Cs%3AIL%7Cd%3A602%7Cp%

3AUSA&lv=1&serch=adv&FS=&MA=3&MAP.x=225&

MAP.y=108


 

Ridiculously long, I know, but the section:

CT=42.0281044%3A-88.020229

tells me the Latitude is 42.0281044 and the Longitude is -88.020229

 

Geocode.com is much easier.

 

Markwell

Chicago Geocachers

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