Here's a wierd idea....check with some of the online astrology sites. They have something in place that allows people to find their lat & long simply by putting in the town and state or country of their birth. You might be able to find something like that somewhere..... Just a thought ~judi Bruce Heerssen put into words: > From a Flash standpoint, this wouldn't be too hard. The hard part is > getting the data in usable format, like longitude and latitude > coordinates. Does anyone know of a way to find the lat&lon of any > location in the world given a valid postal address? A cgi, or better yet, > an online service would be ideal. > >Once that is known, it shouldn't be too hard to pass that info to flash. > >-Bruce Judith Taylor ICQ: 67460562 Freelance ColdFusion Developer - Athens, OH Friends don't let friends code before coffee.