It is your responsibility to confirm the correctness of the converted values. Do not use these values without checking them against other reliable means, e.g. examining a map that uses the output format and visually confirming the location is as expected. See also the disclaimer.
This application interprets the text you enter in the
text field and displays a converted version of the interpreted
location according to the options you have selected from the
location format and
Location ordering and separator
option lists. The latter option is only shown if relevant to the selected
Many common formats are recognised. To try a simple example, enter
numeric only values, separated by a comma, e.g.
By experimenting with the different
format options, you will see some of the formats that are also
accepted as input.
The degree symbol (°), single and double quotes and variants of
these can be used to represent degrees, minutes and seconds. You can use
the lower-case letter 'd' to represent degrees. Upper-case
W & E can be used to indicate North, South, West and East. A
negative value denotes South for latitude and West for longitude.
Generally, latitude is expected to precede longitude. The exception
is where the value is specifically formatted as the
proj.4 format. Where
longitude preceeds latitude, a lower-case letter 'd', single quote and
double quote are used to represent degrees, minutes and seconds.
To confirm correct interpretation of the input text, it is advisable
to select the
Display location format option that you
believe matches your input text format and confirm that the output
value exactly matches that input location text.
This option generates an Open Location Code also known as a Plus Code. See the Open Location Code article for more information about Open Location Codes and visit the Plus Code demonstration site to try them out.
The source code for this application can be cloned with:
git clone git://www.fdsd.co.uk/coordinate-converter.git
The application generates links providing a convenient way to display maps using some external map service providers. When you click on those links, the currently interpreted location will be included in the URL passed to those sites.
Open Location Code is a library to generate short codes, called "plus codes", that can be used as digital addresses where street addresses don't exist.
Coordinate Converter © 2016-2023 Frank Dean
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.