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Sat 05 Jul 2008

How to derive Google Maps links from NParks' new website

Category : internet

The recent NParks webpage makeover has happily introduced a Google Map thumbnail to each parks' listing. However, there is no link to Google Maps itself.

National Parks Singapore - Parks and Gardens

The significance of Google Maps?
Well if you were able to view the park location in Google Maps, you could do many more things, including:

  • get driving directions to and fro,
  • view the satellite view,
  • link to the page,
  • add placemarks in Google Maps or edit in 3rd party sites like quickmaps,
  • publish the map,
  • link to the page,
  • download to Google Earth for further mashups, e.g. with bus stops.

A four step solution to the rescue
However, there is a simple solution in four steps:National Parks Singapore - Parks and Gardens

  1. Go to the relevant page's source code (Go to the browser menu, select View> Source Code - a new window will open.)
  2. Search for "map " (note space)
  3. Copy the coordinates.
  4. Paste into Google Maps and search.

And just like that, the static thumbnails have all of the potential of Google Maps.

2. Find (cmd- or ctrl-F) the word "map " and 3. copy the coordinates.

Google Maps
4. Paste the coordinates into Google Maps and search.

Google Maps displays the location! Go forth and multiply!
Google Maps

See also "Park Connector Network - Singeo provides Google Maps/Earth derivations," by N. Sivasothi. Cycling in Singapore, 05 Jul 2008.

Posted at 11:19AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news