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Is
there a easy-to-use map website that will display lat/long just by
hovering or clicking with the mouse? I looked at all the major map
(google, yahoo, etc) sites but didn't notice a feature that did this.
I'm thinking this would be easier for a non-gis person to use then to
have to learn arcmap.

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"What
is it you want to achieve? There are plenty of ways of finding a
location, but exactly how depends on your needs in terms of
repeatability and precision.

There's a lot of things out there, but usually you enter a place name and it just looks up the value.

NASA's POET interface provides what you want for the whole world, but you can't zoom in:

[url="http://"http://poet.jpl.nasa.gov/"]http://poet.jpl.nasa.gov/[/url]

You could create such a website pretty easily with Manifold, but I can't host the pages so I can't show you. :P "

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"You want to find a ""mashup"" that sports this feature. The best place to look for those is at [url="http://"http://www.mapki.com/"]http://www.mapki.com[/url], as far as I know. "

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"Ah - good old Manifold. On their Free Stuff page they have some examples.

You can zoom in by clicking with the tools, and then centering - the centre of the view is reported in the status bar:

[url="http://"http://69.17.46.181/locations/default.asp"]http://69.17.46.181/locations/default.asp[/url]

You can figure out where I am from the new green dot. ;)
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"Not hovering, but if you click on it...

[url="http://"http://www.evilduckie.net/googlemaps/latlonfinder.html"]Lat/lon finder[/url] "
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"[url="http://"http://www.mapki.com/wiki/Get_Lon_Lat"]Get_Lon_Lat[/url]

found this on the site mapki.com site.

ok.
thanks for the sites. I knew it was an easy implementation, I was just
hoping it was already built into one of the main map sites (which save
your home area so you don't have to zoom in every time, and should
always be online) and I had missed it.

msumner - sorry i wasn't more specific, I was looking more for parcel level detail. "

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"Hans, I note two interesting facts about that site:
1) Red Geographics = your company, right?
2) URL = evilduckie.net

Do you own that site?? :)

Not hovering, but if you click on it...

Lat/lon finder

http://

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Hans, I note two interesting facts about that site:
1) Red Geographics = your company, right?
2) URL = evilduckie.net

Do you own that site?? smile.gif


Yes. Red Geographics is the company, I have evilduckie.net for my personal stuff :D

I should have put that latlon finder thingy on my business site ([url="http://"http://www.map-server.com/"]map-server.com[/url], for my online map work...), but I didn't have the time. "
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msumner - sorry i wasn't more specific, I was looking more for parcel level detail.

http://


Heh,
no problem it's fun guessing. You will have to worry about using the
right datum at that scale when you transfer the data to wherever it's
going . . .
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