Obtaining latitude and longitude coordinates given a city name or postal code

Article ID: 2237
Last updated: 28 May, 2018
Article ID: 2237
Last updated: 28 May, 2018
Revision: 3
Views: 736
Posted: 24 Jan, 2011
by Dean J.
Updated: 28 May, 2018
by Gargani A.

Question

How can I get latitude and longitude coordinates given a city name or postal code?

Answer

Many mapping applications have location data in the form of city names or

postal codes. To position objects on a map requires latitude and longitude

coordinates. There are several sources of data that list these coordinates by

place name or by postal code. A few are listed below.

Free sources are

often out of date. Postal code areas change regularly. If you need precise

data, you should consider one of the commercial offerings.

  • FREE - US 3-digit zip codes - Lat/long values for the first three digits of US zip codes.Directions Magazine.
  • COMMERCIAL - US & Canada - Lat/long values by postal code, city name, and more.Zip Code Download.
  • COMMERCIAL - US, Canada, Mexico - Lat/long values by postal code: GreatData.com.
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Article ID: 2237
Last updated: 28 May, 2018
Revision: 3
Views: 736
Posted: 24 Jan, 2011 by Dean J.
Updated: 28 May, 2018 by Gargani A.
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