What’s your latlong?

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Convert an Address to Latitude and Longitude – Wired How-To Wiki

You can pinpoint any place on Earth using a single set of coordinates: latitude and longitude.

These coordinates, often called a lat-long or latlon, look like a string of numbers. At first glance, it’s confounding that anyone would take a human-readable address and turn it into a bunch of numbers that are nonsensical to most people outside the field of cartography. But once you have those numbers, you’ll be able to plug them into a web map, GPS or other mapping device and find what you’re looking for in an instant — no matter where on the planet it is.

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~ by WPA Staff on December 30, 2009.

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