In Google Maps on my Android, I know when I click on a place on the map, it shows lat/long in the search bar. But how do I COPY the lat/long?

All the forums I have read seem to have old info. They say to click on the lat/long values to copy. But when I click on the lat/long (that is now in the search bar), it changes to the address. Some of the old info also says to swipe up to see more data but again, that area now shows the address, not the lat/long.

  • As a workaround you could copy the "Plus Code" (aka "Open Location") location which contains the geo location data just like lat/lon, but in a different format. There are apps and web sites which can convert this code back to lat/lon.
    – Robert
    Commented Oct 8, 2023 at 13:36
  • Thanks for the suggestion, but ... I'm gathering this info to be used by a group of people that are involved in emergency preparedness. We want to be able to send lat/long info via radio to emergency responders when the internet is down. So we won't be able to use a website to convert. An app would not work since not everyone would have the app installed. Plus, I looked into converting & found code you can use in your own program, but not a website. Plus, it says it's hard to convert when you don't have the full 8+2 but sometimes I get 4+2.
    – vpelton
    Commented Oct 8, 2023 at 17:26
  • The 4+2 has to have a city or locality after it to identify which part of the world that code represents, github.com/google/open-location-code. If you are online you can use reverse geocoding or offline depend upon a pre-cached list of locations assuming you are just supporting one state/province/country. Commented Oct 8, 2023 at 23:14
  • Yes, the 4+2 has a city with it. It's just too complicated to tell a group of people how to convert it to lat/long. I have not found a website that converts it to lat/long.
    – vpelton
    Commented Oct 9, 2023 at 5:10
  • If I long press a location, maps places a pin and shows information about that point including a coordinate. Clicking on the coordinate copies it to the clipboard. Does that not work for you? I also just noticed the coordinate will appear in the search box after a long press
    – Berend
    Commented Oct 9, 2023 at 14:39


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