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Coordinates numerically represent a cursor's location in a Kodu world. The coordinates are based on a grid where two lines or axes intersect at the origin point. 

  • the X-axis indicates the cursor's distance east (positive) or west (negative) of the origin point— the longitude
  • the Y-axis indicates the cursor's distance north (positive) or south (negative) of the origin point—the latitude

When editing a Kodu world, press F3 to display the coordinates of your cursor. Coordinates will show at the bottom left corner of the screen. The compass is in the bottom, right corner.


In addition to showing the coordinates, F3 also enables the snap-to-grid functionality for placing objects.  This is even more useful than seeing the coordinates so it should be called out.  It also causes the terrain raising and lowering to happen in 1-unit increments instead of in a smooth, continuous manner.

See also

Re-center Camera, Print Kode, Screenshots 


Growing Squares, Surface Area and Volume, Placing and Programming ItemsData