I have a small application that gives the current location: longitude and latitude. Now I have to browse to google maps with the longitude and latitude. Please suggest how I can do this.

11/26/2009 12:24:16 PM

Accepted Answer

This schema has changed again (23rd October 2018). See Kushagr's answer for the latest.

This for a map with the marker (via aaronm's comment):,18.388672

For an older example (no marker on this one):,18.388672,8z

The oldest format:,18.388672&spn=65.61535,79.013672

11/11/2018 2:47:02 AM

As of today (2014/09/23), I've found that to get marker on exact place (not an approximation) you can use:,17.11514008755796

Additionally, if you want to specify map center and zoom:,17.11514008755796/@49.46800006494457,17.11514008755796,17z

If you want to use satellite map type, then append /data=!3m1!1e3,17.11514008755796/@49.46800006494457,17.11514008755796,17z/data=!3m1!1e3

And If you want terrain view of the map, then append /data=!3m1!4b1,17.11514008755796/@49.46800006494457,17.11514008755796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1

As of today (23rd October, 2018), Google provided a provision of Universal URL which works quite efficiently on cross-platforms and thus, Google recommends this method.


Example:,77.2090 (New Delhi, India)

Documentation/Source :


If you want to open Google Maps in a browser:<lat>,<lng>

To open the Google Maps app on an iOS mobile device, use the Google Maps URL Scheme:


To open the Google Maps app on Android, use the geo: intent:



It´s out of the scope of the question, but I think it might be also interesting to know how to link to a route. The query would look like this:'52.51758801683297,13.397978515625027'/'52.49083837044266,13.369826049804715'

These are URLs that work:<LAT>,<LNG><LAT>,<LNG>&ll=<LAT>,<LNG>&z=18<LAT>,<LNG>,16z<LAT>,<LNG>&z=16

Although (for avid readers) This is the latest from google (August 22 2017):

Maps URLs
Maps URLs with map display
Maps URLs with search action

From google

Search: When searching for a specific place, the resulting map puts a pin in the specified location and displays available place details.

Important: The parameter api=1 identifies the version of Maps URLs this URL is intended for. This parameter is required in every request. The only valid value is 1. If api=1 is NOT present in the URL, all parameters are ignored and the default Google Maps app will launch, either in a browser or the Google Maps mobile app, depending on the platform in use (for example,


Licensed under: CC-BY-SA with attribution
Not affiliated with: Stack Overflow
Email: [email protected]