Linking to Diddlefinger f.a.q.
Q. I just want to link to a particular spot on the map. How?
A. Find the spot on the map you want to link to, then doubleclick. A marker will appear and throw up a bubble. Click the middle tab ( :link here: ) and copy the url you will see there. You can use that on your website, or to send to other people.
Q. I have done an address lookup. I want to send a link to the location to a group of people by e-mail or IM. How?
A. Click the marker to open it, (if it isn't already open) then click the "link here" tab in the popup. Copy and paste the link to IM or your e-mail software.
Q. I have created a new marker. I want to send a link to the marker to a group of people by e-mail or IM. How?
A. Click the marker to open it (if it isn't already open) , then click the "link here" tab in the popup. Copy and paste the link to IM or your e-mail software. Note that the person you send the link to will just see a marker at that position - they won't see any information you may have stored for that marker.
Q. I am a webmaster with a site that reviews shops/bars/restaurants. I currently have hundreds of links to google maps Japan in this format:
Can I link to diddlefinger in the same way so my users get the benefit of English labels?
Yes - is the short answer. Feel free to link in this way. What's more, you can add a short piece of text to your link that will display on our site as a title to the popup the marker produces. (Note: your link must contain an address in Japanese, not English. If you don't know the Japanese address, or are not comfortable with Japanese, see above for how to link using a latitude and longitude).
Basic Address link
If your website uses utf-8
encoding, just use: ?q=address_here
: If your website uses shift_jis (SJIS) encoding, just use: ?q=address_here&ie=sjis
: If your website uses euc-jp encoding, just use: ?q=address_here&ie=eucjp
To display the title "Hello World" just use: &m=hello%20world
(Some browsers may convert the spaces to %20 automatically.) The message must be short (under 50 characters) and links in titles are not allowed.
The default zoom level is 15. (This gives you enough English labels to orient yourself). To change it to, for example, 18, just use: &z=18
The default map type is "map". To force it to display satellite images, use: &t=k
. To force it to display a hybrid map use: &t=h
This feature is in early beta: if you have problems with it, let us know at the feedback address.