On some computers and mobile devices, a website like this can directly measure your latitude and longitude - although not always accurately.
Using our interactive map
We have made an interactive map on which you can pinpoint your location. At the bottom, it will show the mapcode.
Many mobile phones, navigation devices and other devices nowadays allow you to measure you so-called latitude and longitude. Once you have a latitude and longitude, fill them in here:
Of course, any web-capable phone can make use of our "mobile" webpages.
Recently, some dedicated mapcode "apps" have been released:
Most mobile phones nowadays are capable of showing where you are (in the form of a latitude and longitude). For example, on an iPhone, the built-in "compass" application shows your latitude and longitude at the bottom of the screen:
Below is an explanation about how you can use internet maps to determine your latitude and longitude. However, no matter how perfect such maps look, please note that the latitude and longitude that they report are sometimes not 100% precise. To really measure your latitude and longitude, use an appropriate device.
Using Google Maps™
Use Google Maps to pinpoint your location, then right-click on it. In the menu that pops up, pick the option "What\'s here" (1). Google Maps will then show the latitude and longitude at the top (2).
Using TomTom Maps™
Use TomTom Maps to pinpoint your location, then right-click on it. In the menu that pops up, pick the option "Start here" (1). TomTom Maps will add the latitude and longitude in the "Departure" field (2), after the address (if any)
On navigation devices you can usually find your latitude and longitude in several places, such as the "Where am I?" screen, the map browser, or the GPS status screen.
TomTom navigation device: GPS status screen
Garmin navigation device: "Where Am I?" screen
Built-in mapcode support
More and more devices nowadays support mapcodes directly. For example, here are some places where the TomTom GO 1000 supports mapcodes:
TomTom Go map browser: mapcodes are shown in the bottom left corner
TomTom Go address input: type in a mapcode directly as a destination