Google Map Hack #1

Google Map Hack #1:  Sometimes You Need a Map to a Map

While most of us have come to rely upon paper maps, only some of us have begun to explore the infinite possibilities of electronic maps. Do you have the technical chops to pinpoint your potential destination using Google Maps?

Let’s say you are new to the parish, or simply trying to keep up with new developments throughout the capital city. Here’s a clever way to locate all of the coffee bars in Baton Rouge:

  • Type the URL:  http://maps.google.com.
  • In the standard Google search box, type: “Coffee in Baton Rouge, LA”.

Voila! Notice the “pushpins” that correspond to an address and telephone listing next to the map. To maneuver a Google map, simply click and drag it with your mouse. Need driving directions? Get those, too while you’re there.

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