Geocoding and GPS Files
This Google Maps enabled page allows you to
- search an address (also known as Geocoding)
- map an address to its GPS coordinates (WGS 84 Latitude/Longitude format)
- plan a route and create a GPX file from it to be used e. g. on your GPS device
- travel the world (virtually spoken).
Search an Address and Display its GPS Coordinates
Type in the address in the address field below and click the go button. The map will then be positioned based on the given address and a fairly high zoom level applied. The GPS coordinates of the address will be appended to the coordinate list field.
Addresses need not follow a specific format as explained by Google here. Abbreviations or even famous sights may be used to specify a location, for example
- Landgrabenweg 151, 53129 Bonn, Deutschland
- Louvre, Paris
- St. Gallen, Switzerland
- CH, i.e. ISO country codes as defined here
Plan Your Own Route
Just click on the map to add a new point to the coordinate list (WGS84 latitude/longitude format). The markers on the map are not linked to their corresponding entries in the coordinate list field. This allows you to clear the map if you get confused by the already set markers and lines or to delete individual entries from the coordinate list. You create the GPX file by pressing the button Convert to GPX file,
Travel the World
Actually it is quite fun to view satellite images of the world. You can travel by dragging the map, i. e. holding the right mouse button down while moving the mouse. The Empire State Building in New York is as impressing as the coast of Alaska. Don't forget to zoom into the map!