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Help:Getting Coordinates

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Oregon Hikers Field Guide uses NAD83/WGS84 map datum and decimal latitude and longitudes.

If you are trying to fill out the latitude and longitude, but don't already have the coordinates, here is how you can find them:

  1. GPS Visualizer offers a variety of map options: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/ ; a simpler interface can be found at https://caltopo.com; another option is Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/
  2. Search for the nearest landmark (you can search by placename, so you can search for a lake, creek, mountain etc.)
  3. Change map size to large
  4. Move around and locate the thing you are trying to locate (trailhead etc)
  5. Click directly on it, and the coordinates should show up in a small dialog box.
Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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