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# Time for Action – determining LonLat coordinates

Let's take a look at a couple of examples on coordinates from our previous maps.

1. Open up the final example from Chapter 1.
2. Pan around the map in any direction. Then, in Firebug, type:
`map.getCenter();`
3. Depending on where you have panned, your output should read something like this:
```lon=-72.8125, lat=19.6875
```
4. Now, open up the example from the beginning of this chapter.
5. Pan around, and then in Firebug type:
`map.getCenter();`
6. You should see something like:
```lon=-9397474.0038099,lat=3595597.9798909
```

## What Just Happened?

We just took a look at the longitude and latitude values for the center of the map in two different maps with different projections. When we call `map.getCenter()`, we get back an OpenLayers LonLat ...

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