Google Maps is a pretty cool maps application from Google. Google Maps features the entire world map in both normal map view and satellite view. Yet another cool feature in Google Maps is the Google Street View. Popular countries like Japan, U.K., U.S.A. and a lot more countries can be viewed right at the street level. It seems like viewing a country right from your computer.
While Google Maps offers a lot of features like finding places, getting directions between two places and a lot more, one of my favorites is the option to share a place that we are seeing right now on Google Maps with our friends.
Google Maps allows you to share a place by two methods. One : Getting the URL and sharing it with our friends. Two : Getting the embed code and embedding the map on our blogs and forums.
#Step 1 : Finding your favorite place on Google Maps
For an instance, let us take Maruetsu, a normal shopping complex near my house in Japan. Here it is. I have used the embed code to display the shop right here in this blog post. Once you have found the place that you want to share with your friends on Google Maps or Google Street View, head to the next step.
#Step 2 : Getting the URL or embed code
On the “Panel” on the left side of the map, you can find a button “Link”. Clicking on it will give you access to the URL and the embed code. If you feel like the URL being lengthy, you can shorten it by using the “Short URL” option.
And now, give the URL to your friends and once they type it in their favorite web browser, the place that you are viewing right now will be on their screen. 🙂 Also, you can mail the URL code to their email by using the “Send” button available to the right of “Short URL” button.
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