# Draw a Lot using Latitude and Longitude from Google Earth

## Recommended Posts

Hi. I'm a beginner in CAD, I'm going to ask how to draft a lot using the coordinates(latitude and longitude) from google earth.

Example:

Point A.

Latitude: 11 Degree 18'2.22"N

Longitude: 124 Degree 57'46.89"E

##### Share on other sites

In my opinion you would be better off using either Map 3D or Civil 3D if you are going to be entering your data as latitude and longitude.

If you insist on doing this in plain AutoCAD I think you would have to convert from Degrees-Minutes-Seconds to Decimal Degrees. You can probably find a free conversion calculator online. I believe western and southern coordinates would have to be entered with a minus sign in front of them.

Find a free converter here.

https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/degrees-minutes-seconds-tofrom-decimal-degrees

Edited by ReMark

Thank you!!!

##### Share on other sites

I've converted it already into decimals, what is the next step in plotting?

##### Share on other sites

I've already converted into decimal longitude and latitude units, can you help me the next step in plotting it to CAD?

##### Share on other sites

Here is our Lot, and our problem is how can we input it through Autocad or other Programs that would be accurate.

##### Share on other sites

If you have taken off the Latitude and Longitude by picking points on Google Earth, I would suggest that you have the coordinates showing as Universal Transverse Mercator before you pick the points.

That would allow you to use ordinary style coordinates in AutoCAD without the hassle of spherical projections.

##### Share on other sites

After setting it to Universal Transverse Mercator, in AUTOCAD, how can i get the right format to plot like @{distance}

##### Share on other sites

I have a KMZ file for this lot but i don't know how to plot it on AUTOCAD because of its coordinates which I don't know yet how to use but I am very much interested. For anyone who wants to help me, please reply me to send the KMZ file (Google Earth File) to you. Or for anyone who has VIDEO tutorial, please just post it on this Thread.

##### Share on other sites

With UTM coordinates, I would draw the lot by entering each coordinate in turn, rather than drawing it by relative coordinates.

I have not used KMZ files. I believe that they use spherical coordinates, which are always not so simple to draw in ordinary AutoCAD.

## Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

Only 75 emoji are allowed.