Local sites are always writing about specific places – a house or street or park or bit of wasteland. But not everyone will know where you mean. It’s ever so easy to include a precise link to your place on google maps as a hyperlink.
Go to Google Maps and enter the address or postcode of the place you are talking about in your post. Drag the map around zoom in a bit maybe turn on or off the satellite view until you have the place you mean dead centre and the right size. Then move the mouse pointer to hover over the bit at the top right hand corner of the map that says ‘Link’. Right click and select ‘copy link location’ to copy the link to the clipboard, then go back into WordPress.com (or your blogging software), select the text referring to the location and click the chain link symbol and paste in the maps link from the clipboard. When you publish people will be able to click the map to see where you mean and the link will take them to precisely the view you defined.
This is especially helpful when you are tryingto explain somethign to peopel who don’t know the area as well as you – say when you are campaigning to get some fly tipping dealt with or on a planning application.
You can even see the areas in 3D with google street view as Clare explains.
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