Is there a way to get/copy GPS coordinates from a marker on the Google Maps app? When I drop a marker by holding down on a spot, I get the coordinates in the field. But, when I tap in the field to copy them, the numbers change to the city location.

I should have added this at the start: I am using Version 9.69.1.

  • Close Voters : NOT a duplicate of this as that pertains to old version and that method doesn't work - I was about to vote it as duplicate :(
    – beeshyams
    Commented Jan 14, 2018 at 18:16

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It's quite easy

When you drop a pin you get coordinates in the search bar that can't be copied as you observed

To do that, on the left bottom you will find More Info. Tapping on that will take you to next screen where you can see the coordinates and long press to copy to clipboard ! You will get a toast confirmation as shown and paste it wherever

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Maps version 9.67.1

(Your GPS needs to switched on with the faint blue circle showing up before you drop the pin)

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    beeshyarms: That worked. Exactly what I needed. : ) I am very happy with this answer. I used to have a separate GPS app. But, they started adding advertisements to the point where it was unusable. I figured that there had to be a way to use Google Maps app since I had seen the GPS coordinates there.
    – user152074
    Commented Jan 14, 2018 at 19:03
  • Glad to help :)
    – beeshyams
    Commented Jan 15, 2018 at 6:13

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