Retrieving coordinates from Google Earth.

Highlight the completed coordinates and copy by again pressing "Ctrl+C".

Move your cursor to your email or any open document.

Press "Ctrl+V" to paste the complete coordinates to your open document.


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Navigate to the general area you would  like to share and click the yellow thumbtack at the upper left of the map screen.

A separate window with coordinates will appear and a yellow thumb tack will appear on the map.  Move the tack to the specific location you want to share.


Highlight the coordinates marked "Longitude" and press "Ctrl+C" to copy. 

A common question I receive is "What is this?".  Then they try to describe the area to me.  Honestly, we've visited so many mines, unless they have a very unique feature to them, they all started to look alike a long time ago.  That conversation usually involves me asking for coordinates and surprisingly, very few know how to retrieve coordinates from Google Earth.  


Those who do know, almost always have trouble figuring out the "°" (degree) symbol.  The easiest way to type a "°" symbol is to hold the "Alt" key while typing "248".  Since nobody is going to remember that and the symbol is mostly used with coordinates,  I'm presenting a quick tutorial on how to retrieve coordinates from Google Earth.

Click in the area marked "Latitude" and make sure your cursor is to the rear of the existing coordinates.

Click "Ctrl+V" to paste the previously copied Longitude behind the current Latitude.

After that, give the location a name and click "Ok" if you want to keep it or select "Cancel" or use the red "X" in the upper right corner to close the window. 


See?  Simple enough.

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