Quickly share locations using the Google Earth Plug-in

As most of you know, I started Google Earth Hacks around the same time that Frank started Google Earth Blog. While the blog now occupies much of my time, I still try to add new features over at GEH from time to time.
A few years back, I created a tool called EasyLatLon as a way to very quickly find the latitude/longitude for any location on earth. With the development work I do in Google Maps, quickly grabbing lat/lon for a specific location can be quite handy.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working to add more features to the tool to make it more useful for our users. In particular, you can now save any location with a single click, whether you’re logged in or not. From there, if you’re logged in, you can then submit it to the site to share with others in just a few clicks.
Here’s a quick video showing how it works:

If you ever have a need to quickly grab the lat/lon for a location, or want to show someone a specific location in Google Earth, I hope this tool is useful for you. You can always find it at gearthhacks.com/easylatlon.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. johnny says:

    Hi and thanks for all the work you do…..a near addict here! Just one query about the latlong tool you’ve created. Where it shows the 2 coordinates together, it is in order of longlat. This brings you to the wrong coordinates in Google Earth as gearth is in latlong order, as i think the most coordinate formats are.

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