With GPS coordinates ready, get the iPhone and do the following:
- Open Google Maps app on iPhone (it’s an additional
- separate download)
- Tap the “Search” bar and enter the GPS coordinates you’d like to search for, then search.
- Google Maps will render the GPS location on the map
That’s all there is to it, just entering and searching for the GPS coordinates should display them as intended on iPhone in the maps application.
If you are having any difficulty, check the way your coordinates are inputted into the Maps app and searched. You want to be sure there is a space between the latitude and longitude numbers, or the decimal degrees, or the DMS degrees, minutes, and seconds numerical delineators. A typo in a GPS coordinate can easily throw the location and directions far off, so double-check the actual numbers you have inputted too.
Can you convert GPS coordinates from DD, DMS, latitude longitude formats on iPhone?
Let’s say you have GPS coordinates in one particular format but you want them in another, can you use the iPhone to convert those GPS coordinates from one type to another? The answer is yes! At least with Google Maps, which makes this very easy.
Simply search for the GPS coordinates that you do have, and at the very bottom of the Google Maps app you will see the GPS coordinates displayed in DMS degrees, minutes, seconds format:
Simple and easy. The Google Maps app will convert the GPS coordinates from one input type and display them easily in the DMS format, though currently the iPhone Apple Maps app will not perform the GPS coordinate conversion even if it will search for and find the proper destination regardless of input format.
This should be a helpful set of tips for many people who rely on GPS for many different reasons, whether for work, hobby, fun, or personal. If you have any additional tricks, tips, or suggestions about finding, locating, and working with GPS coordinates on the iPhone, let us know in the comments!