Logic, but in a different way

Daft Logic

Google Maps To Send a Position

Last Updated 16th April 2014

Overview

Need to quickly send a map with a position to somebody? Use this tool to locate the position, place a marker and generate a URL that you can then send to somebody else. The recipient then clicks on the link and they will then see the same position and marker.

Description

This tool can be used to illustrate to someone else a point or place of interest using a web browser interface. The URL generated can be sent to somebody else who will then see the same map that you have saved. The point of the marker and the level of zoom are transferred in the URL. You can always check what the map will look like by coping the URL into a new browser window.

Purpose and Uses

This could come in handy when you want to quickly let somebody know a point or location of interest. For example, if you had a visitor coming to your house or office and wanted to give them an idea of where it is located.

How To Use

  1. Drag and zoom the map until you locate the point of interest
  2. (optional) Click on that point to place a marker
  3. (optional) Change the map type (road / satellite)
  4. You can then use the URL below to save and send to the person whom you want to see the map

Options

The URL is automatically converted to a shortened TinyURL to make your link shorter.

How it Works

A mix of PHP, Javascript, htaccess redirects and Google maps API (V3).

Relevant Links

http://www.google.com/apis/maps/

Further Uses and Ideas

Version History

Version 3.2 (16/04/2014) - TinyURL now generates automatically. The URL now contains the map type

Version 3.1 (14/04/2014) - Added map search function

Version 3 (07/12/2010) - Implemented Google Maps API V3

Version 2 (12/10/2007) - Added Map, Satellite and Hybrid buttons. Added Zoom and center button to allow easy navigation.

Version 1 (20/01/2007) - First Send Position system

Previous Comments For This Page

perfect tool. thanks
By Roshene, Dubai on 29/05/2014
Here it is
By Alan on 24/05/2014
This is awesome tool! In some next version it would be great to have Copy button that user can click after positioning marker and in that way put tiny url into clipboard. just little bit easier to end user. Great job, really...
By Jovan on 21/05/2014
This site is very good
By Arvind kumar on 30/01/2014
20/06/2013, unfortunately this cannot be done at the current time.
By Daft Logic on 24/06/2013
URGENT: how can i link a particular location from a list,diplay it on the map and get the details displayed somewhere below the page
On 20/06/2013
Terrific work and thank you. As above, to be able to generate a Lat, Long, position from a marker, or opposite, would enhance the tool. Thanks again.
By Peter on 31/03/2013
Click on the "Link" icon on the left of the google maps page and you will see the URL for your current map - EASY! Copy and paste that into a browser and you will return to the same map and view.
By Leon on 07/11/2012
I'd like to be able to jump to a specific Lat/Long.
By John on 18/03/2012
Could I implement this map in a website, it's for a school project and will not stay online longer than a month or 2.
By Luuk on 02/12/2011
Thanks for offering this service. (But why the **** is Goggle Maps, despite adding dozens of marginal features, still unable to create a shareable link to an arbitrary location on a map?)
By Frustrated at Google Maps on 25/11/2011
Excellent. Kudos to everybody who perceived this.
By Raj on 21/07/2011
Thank you so much! I needed this really badly and was so frustrated with other ways of doing it.
On 17/02/2011
Nice tool to send the information
By dinesh on 22/06/2010
Just plain awesome! Thanks!
By physco219 on 01/01/2008
Hi, I've got a question. Is it also possible to search for (example) a city and then place a pointer? if so, please email me at eric[-ignorethis-]bruggema [@] hotmail.com tnx
By Eric on 09/11/2007
Ken, I have implemented some of these requested changes.
By Daft Logic on 12/10/2007
Ken, yes these are good ideas to make this tool easier to use. We will try to make improvements soon.
By Daft Logic on 18/08/2007
Nice tool. Here is a suggestion to make it easier. If you added a zoom and center button, clear location button (or does a click clear previous location and set the new?), and satellite and hybrid views would make it a lot easier to zoom on your location. Click on location, center and zoom (zoom, zoom, zoom), clear location, click on exact location and you are done.
By Ken on 12/08/2007

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