[sf-lug] need help getting proper geocode data for google maps

jim jim at well.com
Tue Jan 20 17:28:33 PST 2009

thank you, jesse. 

   i'm sure i'm ignorant of something about this: 
* i bring up google in firefox 
* on the google page i click maps 
* on the maps page i enter 6157 geary boulevard, san francisco, ca 
* i get a map that i expect 
in the browser's address box is

   alternately, in the address box of a new firebox 
browser window i can type 
and get the map i expect. 

   what did you do to get the results you sent? 

On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 15:51 -0800, Jesse Zbikowski wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:38 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> >   how to get that data?
> Hi Jim, I don't know how the page author originally got that data for
> the old location, but it seems like what you might want to do is just
> regenerate the URL from Google Maps.  That is, enter the address into
> Google Maps and copy the Link URL you get back:
> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=6157+Geary+Blvd,+San+Francisco,+San+Francisco,+California+94121&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&cd=1&geocode=FSV6QAIdfgSz-A&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&z=16&iwloc=addr

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