(Optional) Pointing angles to satellite orbit longitude
Blue direction line. Off On
Extra decimal places *. No Yes
Ignore the satellite pointing angles until you are familiar with finding your latitude longitude location. If you want dish pointing select the satellite and click the map afterwards. Possible problems with this page: Do page refresh if you do not see the + /- on the left and Map pull down menu box at the top right corner of the map. Firefox: If you get a "WarПing-Unresponsive Script", click "Continue". It is OK and will take just a few more seconds to complete loading the map. If it takes ages to load check your browser caching is turned on. There may otherwise be multiple attempts to download all the map markers. I am reducing the number of my map markers as the basic satellite map database has more towns and cities added. The four square navigation boxes (north/south/west/east) have been replaced by mouse click and drag function.
Instructions to determine your latitude and longitude:
Practice first. Put your mouse cursor on the map, click down, and drag the map. The map display will move. Move so that your selected point is in the centre. The latitude and longitude of the centre of the map is then shown below the map. Or type the town, country, zip code or post code in the box below, for example: chicago 35035 paris france london CM2 bangalore adelaide lagos liverpool. If you know the approx coordinates then you may enter that.
Centre the map around
or centre the map around lat/long
To refine the accuracy of your site latitude and longitude, click on the plus sign + on the left side of the map. The map scale will change so that you can home in accurately on your location. Repeat. At the top right click to choose the Map, Satellite or Terrain options to see the satellite photo image of the ground. You may left click your mouse and drag the satellite map.
Next step: If you want satellite TV dish pointing, select the satellite at the lower left pull down menu box and click the map again (to recalculate the pointing angles)
Latitude is North — South ( up and down. ). Longitude is West — East ( sideways !). Latitude is zero on the equator and positive in the northern hemisphere and negative in the southern hemisphere. Longitude is zero on the prime meridian — home of Greenwich Mean Time and is positive to the east, across Europe and Asia. Longitude is negative to the west, across the Atlantic and the Americas. Read about the history of latitude and longitude .
Write down your lat/long location co-ordinates for future reference.
Try comparing with your sat-nav GPS navigator tracker receiver position.
25 Jan 2011: The underlying map drawing software of this page has been upgraded to V3. Please tell me if you have any problems firstname.lastname@example.org
At the top left of the map is now a Man icon, If orange it means that a Гугл Street View is available. Click on it and drag over to where you want to look at.
27th April 2006: GPS sat-nav map type display is now added. The whole map system has been upgraded to Version 2 which now includes detailed street maps for UK. France, Spain and Europe road maps with towns — even in Hungary, which suits me for my cycling holidays. 6th June 2006: I have added satellite dish angle calculation. Its use is optional. Select the satellite you want to see and then doubleclick on the map.
Go to maps to see an index page with a listing of all the map pages. Tell me if you want a page мейд for your country.