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Google Map for Philadelphia Area Local Needlepoint Shops (LNSs)
March 26, 2011, 1:01 pm
Filed under: General comments, Google Map for Philadelphia Area LNSs

I made a Google Map for Philadelphia Area Local Needlepoint Shops. The stores are located within an hours drive (or so) of Philadelphia (this does include New Jersey stores). I can add more anytime. If you know of more in the area, leave me a comment & I’ll add them. I feel so techy right now!!

http://tinyurl.com/4bdsfba (If you don’t disable cookies, it’ll take 2 clicks to get there instead of going directly to the map. It feels good to learn new stuff!)

So, how’s it all done?

Well, go to Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl) and click on My Maps for a 3&1/2 minute tutorial. It’s really that easy. You do have to have a Google account but that’s free & easy too.
  • Create a new map, give it a title & description.
  • Search the needlepoint store in the google maps search field.
  • Click on the correct store & in the balloon that pops up, click on “Save to . . . ” & place it in your map.

Now, to send that link to someone it’ll be really long:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=214747583354976983993.00049f63683cf3a0b5fee&ll=40.107487,-75.270081&spn=0.481057,0.852814&z=10

So, I took that URL & went over to http://tinyurl.com/ & converted it to something much shorter:
http://tinyurl.com/4bdsfba

I have no financial interest in any of the stores on My Map, Google Maps, or TinyUrl.com.  I must say, this was all quite user-friendly!!  Give it a try for your own LNSs!!

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