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Old 12-03-2014, 10:50 PM
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I am using Google Maps, the PC on a web browser, to pan around a given area and "mark" certain points to check out later. Think "dropped pins." I would like a way to document these points by "sharing" them, NOT by "starring" them.

In Google Earth, I can do this by noticing the GPS coordinates on the bottom and typing those in Notepad, with descriptions. However, in Google Maps on the PC in a web browser, I see no such ability. It does not "reveal" the coordinates, and there is no way to "drop a pin" at a given site anyway, or to "share" it--that I see anyway, and I've tried both in the current version and "classic" version of Google Maps.

Tips? I can't find much other than this link (https://productforums.google.com/for...ps/HnZTwxTfCEo).

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Old 12-04-2014, 01:29 AM
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The URL changes every time you move the map or do anything in it, so you could just send the URL to whoever or wherever you're sharing to. I do often think back to the glory days of maps, before the most current iteration. It was much easier to drop custom pins and get information about them.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:56 AM
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On my Mac w/FF browser, if you point the cursor at a spot you want to mark, then right click and select "What's here", a pin appears at that spot , and the coordinates appear in the search box at top of screen. You can then click the Link icon and copy the URL, and paste into an email or Notepad, etc. Or click the "more" popup and Send an e-mail with the map and coordinates, or send to a car's Nav System.

Here is an example

FWIW, it appears you can only do one "pin" per map
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