lat long from a website?
Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:50 AM
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.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:08 AM
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:
You could create such a website pretty easily with Manifold, but I can't host the pages so I can't show you. "
Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:12 AM
You can zoom in by clicking with the tools, and then centering - the centre of the view is reported in the status bar:
You can figure out where I am from the new green dot.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:27 PM
found this on the site mapki.com site.
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. "
Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:44 PM
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
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. "
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Twitter: @redgeographics
Posted 19 April 2006 - 02:53 AM
msumner - sorry i wasn't more specific, I was looking more for parcel level detail.http://
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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