Google Maps Links

Wednesday, 6 Apr 2005 | Internet

If you haven't already figured out by now, I really like Google Maps for creating maps and finding directions to/from places. And of course, the new satellite view is all the rage lately.

While using it, I noticed that there is a "Link to this page" option at the top right. Curious, I clicked on the link and found that the URL changes to reflect the exact map type and position showing on the screen. That makes it a simple task of cutting and pasting the URL into your website or email. Just remember to click on the link before you copy the URL so you're sure to have the web address for what is on your screen. Very handy! :)

I did notice while playing with this feature, the map appears to zoom out one level when "Link to this page" is used. I don't think that's what should happen. I sent an email to Google Maps support describing this behavior.

Here's an example of a link to a satellite and map view of the Los Angeles International Airport.


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