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Sharing Maps Just Got a Lot More Powerful Says Randy Majors

16 Oct 2020 7:15 PM | Anonymous

Randy Majors is well known in the genealogy community for his many utility programs that add a lot more functionality to Google Maps and other products for use in genealogy research. Now he has written more about the mapping options he has created.

Randy writes:

"Now, when you share a link to any live map tool on, the recipient will be taken to exactly the same view you were seeing when you shared it. The link you share will remember:

  • the map tool you were using (County Lines on Google Maps, ZIP Codes on Google Maps, Historical U.S. Counties on Google Maps, Section Township Range on Google Maps, etc.)
  • the zoom level of the map
  • the center point of the map
  • the location of the blue map marker (determined by the spot you had last clicked on the map)
  • the other layers you had made visible using the checkboxes in the lower left of the map (e.g. "Show US city limits")
  • whether you had labels turned on in the lower left (e.g. "Show county labels")"

"So, how do you share the link to the live map?"

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