Sharing Maps just got a lot more powerful – Randy Majors October 16, 2020

I saw this earlier today on Randy Majors website – Sharing Maps just got a lot more powerful

I have previously mentioned tools on his website: Historical U.S. Counties Auto-Checker Chrome Extension – Randy Majors September 15, 2020, Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place & Stay-at-Home Orders on Google Maps – Randy Majors, and Randy Majors Mapping Web Site Update September 3, 2019

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:


Now, using the above example, when the recipient of your shared link clicks the link, they’ll be taken to the County Lines on Google Maps tool, zoomed in on south-central Florida, see city limits, and have a blue marker visible just above Sanibel.
This helps ensure the recipient of your shared link sees the same map you were viewing.  But not just that — rather than being a static image, it will be a live map that they can further explore.
(Note, ad blockers may interfere with this functionality, so if you have any issues with sharing, you might try disabling ad blockers and refresh the page.)
Happy sharing!

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Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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