Explanation of latitude and longitude
Put your cursor near your wanted location and then click or drag the map. The map image will move so that the chosen point is in the centre.
Please note that page is not free; to reduce costs I have removed the geo-coder box here, where you were previously able to input a town or location name. Google charge for each use of this map page plus each use of the geo-coder. Sorry, but many thousands of requests, each for 0.5p does tend to add up!
To increase or decrease the scale resolution, click on the plus (+) or minus (-) sign at the left side of the map. The scale changes so that you can home in accurately on the wanted city, town, road or street map location. Repeat several times. Select Map, Satellite or Terrain version and see the satellite photo image of the ground or even a view of your own house as seen from space !
The latitude and longitude of the dot at the centre of the map is displayed below the map, together with the Ordnance Survey Grid Reference OSGB.
Alternative, similar web based street map viewers are streetmap.co.uk which specialises in street maps for the U.K. and bing.com which provides worldwide mapping coverage. This page is based on the Google maps API. Openstreetmap is a genuinely free alternative, particularly useful if you want to use images on your website, in print etc., but read and follow exactly their copyright details.
The little orange man for Google Street view has been deleted to avoid extra cost.
When this page first appears above, the scale is such that a number of UK and Eire towns and cities are already displayed: In Eire and Northern Ireland: Belfast, Dublin, Limerick and Cork. In Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow. In England: Hartlepool, Leeds, Preston, Grimsby, Manchester, Rotherham, Leicester, Birmingham, Peterborough, Northampton, Bristol, Swindon, Colchester, Plymouth, Exeter, Portsmouth and Brighton. In Wales: Cardiff. As you expand the scale then more road maps and ultimately local street maps appear. Town, village and street map names appear also. The satellite imagery is copyright (c) Tele Atlas.
If you want to navigate a route between two places in the UK, such as driving directions, cycle routing or walking route then follow the link at the top of this page
Many thanks to Patrick who pointed out that Hastings is in East Sussex, not Kent !. My mistake !
This streetmap page is on the satsig.net web site and is strictly Copyright Satellite Signals Limited (c) 2006 All rights reserved. Feedback on technical errors or problems with this page please to me at email@example.com. Thank you. During the past 6 years we have successfully corrected several instances of road or street names being incorrect, in the wrong place etc.
Page started 1 June 2006, amended 20 Feb 2023.