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Viewing ArcGIS Pro Coordinates in Google Maps

Learn how to convert ArcGIS Pro coordinates to the format used by Google Maps

Samuele
3 min readJul 23, 2023

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Continuing the series of the articles on ArcGIS Pro, today we will see how to view the coordinates of a point in Google Maps. This is a very useful operation when you have to locate a point on a map and you have the coordinates in a different format than the one used by Google Maps. In this case, we will see how to convert the coordinates of a point from the format used by ArcGIS Pro to the format used by Google Maps.

First, we need the ArcGIS Pro coordinates of the point we want to locate on Google Maps. To do this, we open the map in ArcGIS Pro and right-click on the point we want to locate. Then we select Copy Coordinates.

We obtain the coordinates of the point in the format used by ArcGIS Pro:

761.114,86E 5.036.590,18N m

Now we need to convert the coordinates to the format used by Google Maps. To do this, we can simply usa another command in ArcGIS Pro. Right-click again on the point we want to locate and select Convert Coordinates.

We can choose between different formats:

  • DD: Convert to Decimal Degrees — 12,3385427°E 45,4340893°N
  • DDM: Convert to Decimal Degrees Minutes — 12°20,3059545'E 45°26,0473060'N
  • DMS: Convert to Degrees Minutes Seconds — 12°20'17"E 45°26'2"N
  • MGRS: Convert to Military Grid Reference System — 33TTL 91795 34615
  • USNG: Convert to United States National Grid — 33T TL 91797 34628
  • UTM: Convert to Universal Transverse Mercator — 33T 291801 5034620

For ours purposes, we can choose DDM - Decimal Degrees Minutes or MGRS - Military Grid Reference System. In this case, we choose DDM.

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Samuele

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