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HTML Version of Google Maps

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 27, 2006
16 years ago3,215 views

http://maps.google.com/?output=html

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/12/speech-friendly-textual-directions.html

OREO [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

that's cool. but the actual map looks terrible compared to the better version. you don't have satellite nor hybrid views.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This has been available for a while. An easier way to get this: deactivate JavaScript.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

<< An easier way to get this: deactivate JavaScript. >>

Easier? Even with an extension like the Web Developer toolbar, I think it's easier to follow a link than it is to disable JavaScript... ;-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Not if you use Opera: press F12, then J.

Of course it's easier to use a feature you already know than to go to a URL you may not know / forget.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

The HTML version is a lot quicker to use if your using the Nintendo DS Browser (like I am now) and the movement dosn't work anyway because the stylus is used to move arround the page.

Elias Kai [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

If I was Google's Map product manager, I would make Google Earth map the easiest tool for a viral use.

Maps should be easier to send, link, integrate on pages as html, embedded anything.

Just imagine the power for tourist sites and dating services.
Here is a sample, but hard to implement.
http://www.lebanon-hotels.com/map/intercontinental-phoenicia/

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