Tue 8 Feb 2005
One of the great things about Google Maps is the simple query syntax:
Search for an address: type in as much of the address as you know at any level of resolution. The following queries all work provided the city and street are specific enough:
- Exact Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
- Partial Address: 1000 Market Street, San Francisco
- Intersection: Telegraph and Bancroft, Berkeley
- Airport Code: JFK
- Zip Code: 10028
Get Directions: type in any of the above types with a “to” in the middle.
And much more. That's it. Go Google!
Installing the Search Bar in Firefox
- Download the following files: Google Maps source file and the Google Maps icon.
- Copy these files to the searchplugins/ folder in your FireFox installation directory. On a Mac, this is: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/searchplugins/
- Quit all Firefox sessions and restart.