Monday, February 23, 2015

Easily link to an address in Google Maps

EDIT: just in - an easier way is to click on the gear icon in the bottom left of Google Maps. That will give you a "share or embed map" option, which gives you the link.  Thanks, Roger!

I've had a hard time finding an easy way to email someone a link to a particular address, or location in the new Google Maps. I expected to be able to right-click on a location in Google Maps and have a "Copy Link Address" option pop up.  That doesn't work, though.

You can still do it, though. Here's how:

1. Go to Google Maps
2. Type your address in the search box at the top left
3. When you get the resulting Google Maps page, the URL at the top will look something like this:,+Seattle,+WA+98109/@47.6248623,-122.3486017,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54901547316f078b:0xdfb80bac5a3df8a8
4. Copy only the left part of the URL, until the @. In this case, it's this:,+Seattle,+WA+98109
5. Now you have an easy street address link you can use anywhere:,+Seattle,+WA+98109


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