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(more) New and Interesting Google Maps Tools

 
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PostPosted: Jul 13, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: (more) New and Interesting Google Maps Tools Reply with quote

Not sure how long these have been there or how long they will stay but there are a few "New" tools on Google Maps I just noticed will be helpful.

1. Distance Measurement Tool - You can toggle Google Maps into measurement mode and then pick a series of points and it will tell you the distances. I already found this handy since I noticed a new park and was wondering whether it was far enough from some existing caches. 3 clicks and I know the answer.

2. LatLng tool tip - will display the latitude and longitude as a tool tip alongside your mouse cursor. Not sure yet if its configurable to show different formats

3. LatLng marker - will allow you to place a marker showing the latitude and longitude of a point. I know I've wished for that a few times. Again hopefully its configurable a little.
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