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  1. Use The Longitude Store's Coordinates Finder- It's Free!
  2. Use a GPS
  3. Finding the location of a city in the United States
  4. Finding the location of a street address
  5. Finding the location of a non-US city
  6. Finding the street map of a given lat/lon
  7. Other sites or lists of locations

2. The Obvious answer- Use a GPS
If you have a GPS or can borrow one.
You know what to do.

3. Finding the location of a city in the United States
  1. Go to the USGS GNIS query page.
  2. Enter the city name in the feature name field
  3. Select the State or Territory
  4. Select 'populated place' as feature type.
  5. Click 'Send Query' button.
Note that the latitudes and longitudes returned by this are in the proper format to be pasted directory into my
distance page.

4. Finding the location of a street address

    Option 1 (Worldwide):

Goto http://www.maporama.com
Enter your address in the Maps section and click GO
The map displayed will show the lat/lon of the center of the map.  You can click to re-center as needed.

    Option 2 (US only):

  1. Go to Microsoft's terra server
  2. Click on 'Advanced Find'
  3. Click on 'Address Search'
  4. Enter the address and click 'go'
  5. Click on the 'USGS Ariel photograph' link
  6. Verify where on the photo the house or address is
  7. Click on the 'Image Info' link

The page will have the latitude and longitude of the borders of each photo labeled.  Use these to estimate the
latitude and longitude of that address.

5. Finding the location of a non-US city
Here are some sites that have the locations of major cities in the world.

http://www.realestate3d.com/gps/world-latlong.htm
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001769.html

Finding the street map of a given lat/lon.
Goto
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/latlong.adp
Demo One Resources for computing your latitude and
longitude.  There are several ways to
determine your latitude & longitude.
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