My Location Detection Comes To Google Maps Desktop

Oct 5, 2011 • 8:31 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

Google released a popular feature on Google Maps mobile, now for Google Maps desktop. The feature is to get driving locations from my current location.

This does not work on all browsers, it requires Firefox V3.5+, Google Chrome, Opera 10.6+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, and Safari 5. You also have to specifically allow Google to try to determine your location from your browser. But once you do that, it works pretty well.

Here is a picture:

Google Maps My Location

Daniel from Google Maps team said in a Google Maps Help thread:

We recently launched the option to use "My Location" to search for directions in Google Maps. With this feature, Google Maps can approximate your current location to use as a starting or ending point for directions. You can try it out if you're using Google Maps on one of the supported browsers: Firefox V3.5+, Google Chrome, Opera 10.6+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, and Safari 5. To learn more, check out this article on the Google LatLong blog.

Any complaints, you know where to go.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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