Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Latitude and Longitude Artwork & Free Background Image

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Today I made this geographic coordinate artwork to display in the family room. I used Pic Monkey to create the background from a satellite image of the United States and several of the available Textures.  Then I added the latitude and longitude coordinates of our home and our address.


Craftiments.com:  Latitude and Longitude Artwork


If you would like to use my background image for your own artwork, it can be downloaded from Google Docs at the links below.   It will print as an 8 x 10 and is available in .jpg and .png formats. This image is for personal use only.

To find the geographic coordinates of your home, simply enter your address into the reverse geocoding Google Map.  This website displays the coordinates in decimal format.  If you wish to convert to degree/minute/second format, you can do so at this website.

Craftiments.com:  Free Background Image for Latitude and Longitude Artwork
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18 comments :

  1. This would make a cute gift idea for a new homeowner! Came over from Round Up.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  2. Wow, I love this! Thank you for sharing the great websites that you used as well as the free download.

    Visiting from Lolly Jane's Weekend Party!

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  3. I love this idea! I could hang it on my wedding wall seeing as we got married outside at home.

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  4. What a novel idea! Love it. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  5. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing....I'm thinking I may have to do one for myself :)
    Visiting from Etcetorize linkup party.

    Rhiannon @ beingmomme.blogspot.com

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  6. what a creative idea!! this would be such a thoughtful gift for new home-owners too :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  7. What a neat idea! So glad you linked up at Etcetorize this week!

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  8. Fun! I'm working on a gallery wall for our home but wanted to incorporate personal things aside from photos...this is perfect!

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  9. Great gift idea, thanks for linking with me on Wow Us Wednesday!

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  10. I've been wanting to do this for a while now. I tried to use the links provided but the geocoder gave me the same coordinates for Seattle Washington as it did for Richmond Virginia. I must not being doing something right.

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    1. Thanks for pointing this out. Google must be having technical difficulties because it was working when I made my artwork. www.geonames.org will give you the coordinates for a city and state if you want to try that. Hopefully google fixes this soon or I will have to change my post.

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    2. Try this one, it will give the coordinates of an address:
      www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocode

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    3. Ok, I emailed the owner of the site and he has fixed the problem.

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  11. I love the background for this project and am going to just print it and frame it alone!! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  12. Thanks for the wondeful idea. I gave this to my sister and b/in-law who just bought their first house.
    Chris =]

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  13. Your artwork inspired my project for this month's Pinterest Challenge. Thanks for the awesome printable and for inspiring me. I love everything about this artwork!! I think you should be one of our guest pinheads for our next Pinterest Challenge
    http://www.happygoluckyblog.com/2013/03/march-pinterest-challenge.html

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  14. Thank you so much! I just made one for our master bedroom!

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