Finding your coordinates
There are many ways that you can find your GPS coordinates. The best way is to use a handheld GPS device, this is the most accurate method as it will will record your exact position. Send us the coordinates as they appear on your screen. Keep in mind that weather and obstructions to your view of the sky can lower the absolute accuracy of your readings. Your device will give you a range in feet or meters as to the accuracy possible. If you do not have a GPS device, you can use either Google Maps through our site or download Google Earth to obtain your coordinates.
– Use Google Maps through Our Site –
- Find your location by typing in your address or the name of the place you wish to find.
- The satellite images provide very accurate GPS coordinate information, but street addresses rarely do. After searching for a location, you may need to move your placemark to the exact visual point that you want your GPS coordinates to represent.
The coordinates for your location will then appear and can be copied and pasted into our order form.
– Use Google Earth- http://earth.google.com/
- Download and install google earth. This is quick, easy and google earth is a blast!
- Navigate to your position using your mouse or by typing your address into the search box.
- Now add a placemark to your location. You can do this by clicking on the pushpin icon on the toolbar and then moving it to your position.
- In the dialog that pops up when you click, you will see two numbers: longitude and latitude. Copy and paste those two numbers into your order. If you like, give your location a name so that you can easily return to it.
- You may also right click on the placemark and select “email”, then send the coordinates to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and phone number in the email.
Thats it! Once we receive your longitude and latitude, we will verify the coordinates and your order information by return email. When we receive your confirmation we will be able to process your order. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.