Linking To Google Maps
I have a recurring issue with Google Maps that I'd like to get everyone's take on. Either I don't know how to use the service properly or there is a missing feature I'd like to see Google fix.
When I do a search in Google Maps, like "915 Broadway, NYC" (which is the address of Union Square Ventures), I get a result like this:
If you do that search, you'll see that the URL is still http://maps.google.com/. The web app does not return a new URL for that search.
You can click on the "link" field on the upper right of the page and get a popup of a long url. In the case of the "915 Broadway, NYC" search, that URL looks like this:
Not exactly the thing you want to cut and paste into an email or anything else.
So what I do is copy that URL (and there isn't even a button to make copying easy) and put it into the browser's URL field. I then let the Google Maps web app go to that URL and then I create a shortened URL with bit.ly.
That's a lot of extra work for something that I expect is a very typical use case for many people.
So here's the question. Is there an easier way to do this that I am just not seeing? Or should Google make this easier?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.