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Geo2GPS - GPS or UTM coordinates or web map from any coordinate of an AutoCAD DWG.

A - answer With the freeware utility Geo2GPS you can display GPS (WGS84) or UTM coordinates of any clicked point in a georeferenced drawing. Beside that, you can directly open a map around that given point in the web service Google Maps (incl. Street View) or in

Download the VLX file of this LISP add-on application from Download and load it into your AutoCAD, Map or Civil with the command APPLOAD. Make sure your DWG drawing has some geodetic coordinate system assigned (see the command _GEOGRAPHICLOCATION).

Then you can use the command GEO2GPS to display GPS coordinates of the clicked points or the command GEO2UTM to display UTM coordinates. In addition, the Label option creates a label in the drawing with the GPS or UTM coordinate value. The Dynamic option switches to a mode where the GPS/UTM coordinate is dynamically displayed as a tooltip when the mouse is moved. Click to insert a label, press "C" to change tooltip color, press "G" to switch back to individual get-points, "X" or Enter exits the loop.

The GEOMARKPOISTIONSIZE variable controls the size of the coordinate label in the drawing.

Or use the command GEO2MAPS to display the map of neighborhood of a given point in Google Maps, GEO2MAPSV to display Street View of the picked view, or GEO2MAPY to display the map in the Czech web service

See examples:

The LISP function (geo2gps _clicked_coordinate_) returns the GPS coordinate of the specified point.



to add suffix to web maps URLs (e.g. zoom level, type of map, etc).

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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD Map 3D · Civil 3D 3D ·

See also:
Tip 13784:Export block coordinates to a table. How to use the DATAEXTRACTION command in AutoCAD LT?
Tip 12926:How to import point coordinates from Excel to AutoCAD?
Tip 11970:How to find the map coordinate system of a drawing?
Tip 11847:Automatic UCS aligned with the current View (UCSauto switch).
Tip 10636:The entity isn't planar to the World Coordinate System and can't be converted.

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