## How do you reference coordinates?

For degrees-minutes-seconds, minutes range from 0 to 60. For example, the geographic coordinate expressed in degrees-minutes-seconds for New York City is: Latitude: 40 degrees, 42 minutes, 51 seconds N. Longitude: 74 degrees, 0 minutes, 21 seconds W.

**What is the coordinate reference system of GPS?**

WGS84

WGS84 is standard for GPS The Global Positioning System uses the World Geodetic System (WGS84) as its reference coordinate system. It consists of a reference ellipsoid, a standard coordinate system, altitude data, and a geoid.

**How do you find geographic coordinates?**

How to find coordinates on Google Maps on the mobile app

- Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or Android phone.
- Enter the location, or select and hold to drop a pin on the map of the location you want the coordinates for.
- Scroll down to find the coordinates.
- Tap the coordinates to copy to your phone’s clipboard.

### How do you get GPS coordinates from Google Maps?

How to Get GPS Coordinates in Google Maps on an Android Device

- Open Google Maps.
- Navigate to the place you want to find the coordinates for.
- Tap and hold on an unpinned place on the map.
- A red pin will appear on the spot.
- You will see the decimal coordinates in the search bar.

**What is the identifier code for WGS84?**

4326

4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84.

**Where is WGS84 datum?**

The coordinate origin of WGS 84 is meant to be located at the Earth’s center of mass; the uncertainty is believed to be less than 2 cm. The WGS 84 meridian of zero longitude is the IERS Reference Meridian, 5.3 arc seconds or 102 metres (335 ft) east of the Greenwich meridian at the latitude of the Royal Observatory.

## Does Google Maps use WGS?

Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth use a Mercator projection based on the World Geodetic System (WGS) 1984 geographic coordinate system (datum). This Mercator projection supports spheres only, unlike the ESRI Mercator implementation, which supports spheres and ellipsoids.

**What is the size of the WGS 84 datum?**

As of the latest revision, the WGS 84 datum surface is a pole-flattened (oblate) spheroid, with major (transverse) radius a = 6,378,137 m at the equator, and minor (conjugate) radius b = 6,356,752.314 245 m at the poles (a flattening of 21.384 685 755 km, or 1/298.257 223 563 ≈ 0.335% in relative terms).

**What geoid is used in WGS 84?**

Presently WGS 84 uses the 1996 Earth Gravitational Model (EGM96) geoid, revised in 2004. This geoid defines the nominal sea level surface by means of a spherical harmonics series of degree 360 (which provides about 100 km horizontal resolution).

### What is the b parameter of WGS 84?

The b parameter is often rounded to 6,356,752.3 m in practical applications. Presently WGS 84 uses the 1996 Earth Gravitational Model (EGM96) geoid, revised in 2004.

**What is the length of the polar axes in WGS 84?**

For most purposes, the differing polar axes can be merged to 6,356,752.3 m, with the inverse flattening rounded to 298.257. WGS 84 uses the IERS Reference Meridian as defined by the Bureau International de l’Heure, which was defined by compilation of star observations in different countries.