Web sites for worldwide latitude & longitude

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 01:02:57 -0600

Here's an online server (using English or German) that claims 
to provide latitude and longitude for over 250,000 cities and 
towns all over the world: 

  http://www.astro.com/atlas/ 

Here's a sample listing for a small town northwest of Austin:

  Burnet, TX (US): 30n45, 98w14, Texas (US)

Not bad.  But here's one for a small, remote town in South 
America:

  Juli, PERU: 16sxx, 69wxx, Peru

So obviously there are limitations for some locations.

Interestingly, that site is an online *horoscope* generator.  I 
found it by following a link from ... NASA's J-Pass 2.0 site!  
(Can I presume that NASA doesn't endorse horoscopes...?   <-:  )

By the way, the J-Pass 2.0 site has a geographical look-up that
includes 160-180 international locations.

  http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JPass/20/

The "J" stands for "Java", as in Java-enabled Web browser.

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA