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Tip of the Day 8/10:Easily Find the Coordinates of Any Address

For our second Tech Tuesday Tip,we’ll give you a clue on how to use technology to help you geocache.

Have you ever needed to find the geographic coordinates of an address and didn’t know where to start? You can actually enter the address on Google Maps and extract the coordinates from the site’s embedded link option,but there’s an easier way.

Find a Waypoint on Geocaching.com - Joy of GeocachingJust go to Geocaching.com and select the “Hide &Seek a Cache”option. In the “by Address” field,type the address and click “Go.” At the top of the results page,you’ll see the words “By Waypoint – From Origin:.” The numbers that follow are the precise geographic coordinates of the address you entered!

Now here’s a bonus question for you:What is the significance of the coordinates in the sample image above?

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