I like to hike (with dogs). Please how can I add GPS coordinates to an iPhone contact address field or otherwise like "the lodge near Au Sable Falls, NY" at 44.181430, -73.965213. There is no road within 2 miles. I can add it into the Notes field but minor pain to copy/paste each time I need the information.
If you convert your GPS coordinates to the right format, you can use URL’s like the ones below in your contacts (as homepage URL’s) and click them right from the contact and navigate in either Apple Maps or Google Maps.
Examples (note that the %20 in the middle of the coordinates is an encoded space):
NOTE: The above work from an iOS device. On other platforms, YMMV.
Pro Tip: You can use https://maps.google.com to enter GPS coordinates in almost any format and it will convert them to the above form, for copy/paste into the URL. Just remember to use %20 in place of the space.
Drop a pin to the location. Then do the following:
- Tap Share icon.
- Choose Mail. Then a mail draft will open.
- Send the mail to yourself.
- Open the received mail in iPhone. The mail will have "Dropped Pin.loc.vcf" attached.
- Tap "Dropped Pin.loc.vcf". Then Contacts App will be launched.
Then you have the map URL. (The coordinate is embedded in the URL as well.)
Use ABGPS app : http://roudgersoft.com/en/app/abgps/
• adds your GPS location to your Contacts cards.
• opens your favorite navigation app directly from the device address book.
You can do it using a workaround, by adding a URL to a contact. In the URL you type http://www.google.com/maps/place/(coordinates), for example:
Now when you open the contact and click on that URL it'll open the location in Google Maps.