How to Get GPS Coordinates of a Toboggan Hill

Sunday, November 07, 2010, by Sebastian Dwornik

Toboggan hills don't really have a mailing address, so the only reliable way of pin pointing their location is through GPS coordinates.

The 'ADD HILL' feature easily marks the location for you when you're scanning for the exact hill location on the map.

Toboggan Hills Add Hill example coordinates

But there are a variety of other ways to get this specific location data.

Using Google Maps
By default Google Maps doesn't make it very intuitive to grab the latitude and longitude coordinates of a position.  Thankfully, a bunch of friendly people have devised their own solutions to this and shared it with the world.

GPS coördinates
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Using Your Smartphone
Here I am - iPhone appMost every Smartphone these days (e.g. iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc.) has a built-in GPS receiver.

All that is necessary is to have the correct software on it that is able to display the latitude and longitude decimal coordinates of your current position.

Apps like 'Here I Am' and 'LocateMe' do exactly these things, so that you can save your position for later input into the web site.

Using your Smartphone is also the preferred method because you can grab the exact location when you're actually on the toboggan hill, as well as take some pictures of it.

But no matter what method you use though, as long as the location is accurate, the community of other tobogganists will nevertheless be thankful for your hill contribution.

So get out there and start adding more hills!    :)

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