You only need to enter as much information as you have. If you are simply looking for a city, all you will need to enter is the city and the state or country. You must have the city name or a zip code. The more information you enter, the more specific your results will be.
You may search international locations by changing the Country input found at the top of the Image Search feature. This will allow you to input a city and province if the country you are searching has provinces. If you do not get any international results, try using an alternate spelling of the city.
The negative sign indicates direction. If your Latitude is negative, simply neglect the negative sign and change the latitude to South. If your Longitude is negative, simply neglect the negative sign and change the longitude to West.
The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system is a grid-based method of specifying locations on the surface of the Earth. It is used to identify location on the earth, but differs from the traditional method of latitude and longitude in several respects.
The UTM system is not a single map projection. The system instead employs a series of sixty zones, each of which is based on a specifically defined Transverse Mercator. For more information on this system, please visit Wikipedia.
A township is a way of dividing up land that was put into place by the Land Ordinance of 1785 and applies to most states added to the United States after that point. The system is used in all states except Texas and Hawaii and any land that was under control of the original thirteen colonies, including Kentucky, Tennessee, and Maine. Townships are generally six miles by six miles and their location is defined off of a baseline and meridian.
Townships are located in every state with the exception of Texas, Hawaii, and the thirteen original colonies and the land that they held dominion over at the time of the Land Ordinance of 1785. These include Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Maine.
The principal is the baseline off of which the townships are defined. We recommend that you use the state that the township is located in rather than the principal simply because the formatting is more standard.
Our Image Search feature can be picky about which spelling you use for an international city. Venice must be entered as Venetia, Rome as Roma, and Beijing as Peking. Try entering a different spelling of the city.
Our Image Viewer automatically zooms to a level in relation to how specific your search was. For example, an address search will have it zoom in much closer than a city search. If you searched something very specific and it zoomed out far, it may not have been able to locate that specific site.
We’ve considered the pros and cons of using a marker and determined that a marker is not necessary or accurate on our images. Most of the satellite image retailers use a similar reference source for the point and you will notice that in most cases, it is off by a little bit. We’d rather just not show it.