California Big Trees - Help

How do I get coordinates?

Desktop computers

  1. Use Google Maps in a web browser to find your tree's location.
  2. Mark the tree's location on the map by right-clicking or ctrl-clicking the location.
  3. From the contextual menu, select What's here? An info card with coordinates will appear.
  4. Copy the entire latitude and longitude string of numbers, and paste it into the Map Coordinates field in the Nomination Form.
  5. Note: make sure Google Maps is not in Lite mode . If you use Google Maps in Lite mode, you won't be able to get the coordinates of a place.

Mobile and tablets

  1. Use the Google Maps app to find your tree's location.
  2. Mark the tree's location on the map by touching and holding the location, until a marker appears. The coordinates should appear in the search box at the top of the display.
  3. Copy the entire latitude and longitude string of numbers, and paste it in the Map Coordinates field in the Nomination Form.

Another question?

Questions regarding California Big Trees can be directed to Matt Ritter at mritter@calpoly.edu.

Fraxinus dipetala - photo

Fraxinus dipetala