How to use the Latitude-Longitude Search on Land id™

Ryan Phillips
Ryan Phillips
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This article provides instructions on how to effectively use the latitude-longitude search feature on Land id™. By inputting coordinates in the correct format, you can precisely locate a specific point on the map. We also include shortcuts for entering degree symbols on both PC and Mac platforms.

 

Instructions for Using the Latitude-Longitude Search:

Coordinate Formats:

Decimal Degrees (DD): Enter coordinates in the format xx.xxx for latitude and -xx.xxx for longitude. For example, 30.2747 for latitude and -97.7405 for longitude.

Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (DMS): Enter coordinates in the format xx°xx'xx" for latitude and -xx°xx'xx" for longitude. For example, 30°16'28" for latitude and 97°44'25" for longitude.

 

Entering Degree Symbol Shortcut:

PC: Press and hold the Alt key, then type 0176 using the numeric keypad. Release the Alt key to insert the degree symbol (°).

Mac: Press Shift + Option + 8 to insert the degree symbol (°).

 

Inputting Coordinates:

On Land id’s search bar you can select to search by Lat/Long. Once selected you can choose which coordinate format to use (DD, DMS) then type or paste the coordinates using the appropriate format mentioned above. Ensure there are no leading or trailing spaces, Latitude first then Longitude. 

 

Searching and Locating:

Click the Go button to initiate the search. The map will automatically zoom in and center on the specified coordinates, marking the location with a red point. This point can be removed by clicking on it and selecting the trash can button. 

Notes: 

  • Copy-pasting coordinates directly into the search field may not work consistently due to formatting issues. Therefore, manually typing the coordinates is recommended for best results.
  • Coordinates in the lower right corner that change as you move your mouse on the screen are in DD format.

Conclusion:

Utilizing the latitude-longitude search on Land id™ allows you to pinpoint specific locations accurately. By inputting coordinates in either decimal degrees (DD) or degrees, minutes, seconds (DMS) format, you can swiftly locate points of interest. Remember to use the provided shortcuts for entering the degree symbol on PC and Mac platforms. If you encounter any difficulties or have further questions, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

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