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Determining Your Site’s Latitude and Longitude

On Site Using a Mobile Device

If you have adequate reception at your site, you can use your phone to determine your latitude and longitude.

  • iPhone: Use your iPhone’s built-in GPS device
  • Android: Open Google Maps; it will zoom to your approximate location. Press and hold on the screen to drop a pin marker. Click on the dropped pin; latitude and longitude will be displayed below the map. If you don’t have Google Maps, you can install a free GPS app before heading to your site.

Off-Site Using a Computer

If you don’t have adequate cellular reception at your site to use the methods above, you can determine your site’s latitude and longitude when you get back to your computer.

Via Monitor My Watershed

If you are sharing your data on the Monitor My Watershed data portal, during the site registration process you can zoom in on the map, click to place a pin at your deployment location, and the lat/long will be auto-generated. See step-by-step instructions on WikiWatershed.org.

Via Google Maps

If you are not sharing your data on Monitor My Watershed (please do!), you can use Google Maps to determine your site’s latitude and longitude. Go to maps.google.com and follow the instructions in this video.