A system and method are provided to allow a user to search and locate information which is accessible over a computer network. Global Positioning System type coordinate information is used as search criteria to locate information on the computer network. The system and method allow the user to locate information related to a particular geographic area. Search criteria, such as an area or point on a geographic map, is entered by the user. Hypertext documents are then located in accordance with the search criteria and position information associated with the hypertext documents.