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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:
http://maps.google.com/?q=福岡県福岡市高宮4−8−12
Can I link to diddlefinger in the same way so my users get the benefit of English labels?
A. 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

eg: http://www.diddlefinger.com/?q=福岡県福岡市高宮4−8−12

SJIS: If your website uses shift_jis (SJIS) encoding, just use: ?q=address_here&ie=sjis

EUC-JP: If your website uses euc-jp encoding, just use: ?q=address_here&ie=eucjp


Short Message.

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.

eg: http://www.diddlefinger.com/?q=福岡県福岡市高宮4−8−12&m=hello%20world


Zoom levels.

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

eg: http://www.diddlefinger.com/?q=福岡県福岡市高宮4−8−12&m=hello%20world&z=18



Map types

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.

eg: http://www.diddlefinger.com/?q=福岡県福岡市高宮4−8−12&m=hello%20world&z=18&t=k


This feature is in early beta: if you have problems with it, let us know at the feedback address.



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Look-up a Japanese address in English.
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To look-up a place name, rather than an address, select "Place Lookup" from the menu above.
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    City names end in -shi [ e.g. Nagasaki-shi ] except Tokyo central area [ Tokyo ].
Find and map a place-name in Japan
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City names end in -shi [ e.g. Nagasaki-shi ] except Tokyo central area [ Tokyo ].
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Kanji address lookup
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Address lookup using Japanese kanji and kana (for addresses in Japan) or English (for addresses worldwide).
For Japanese address lookup in English, click "English Address Search" from the menu above.
Postcode / Zip / Yubinbango lookup
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Enter a Japanese postal code to see the area it refers to.
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Postal codes are of the form xxx-xxxx (eg 810-0022).
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Paste it in the field below to have it plotted on diddlefinger.com.

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