Lengthy Google Maps URL shrinks to goo.gl/maps Short URL [in Labs]

A Simple Feature introduced by Google Labs in Google Maps could save a lot of work of ours.

How Hectic was it to Pass the URL of a Map location “Bengauluru, India” to your friend before? We measured the URL length for the Bengaluru position in Maps.. It is around 222 Characters and almost impossible to share to a friend (Unless you Pass the URL in Gtalk which adds href)

0.883026&g=bangalore&ie=UTF8 &hq=&hnear=Bengaluru,+Karnataka, +India&ll=12.968845,77.59871&spn=0.021412,0.027595&z=15

The Second Method was to Shrink the lengthy URL using URL shortner services like bit.ly etc..

What if Google itself shortens the URL and Keeps it simple to you shrinking the long string of 222 Characters.. Google Labs has introduced a new Feature which does Shrinking… To Enable Click on “Labs” icon at Top of Google Maps Page..

From Now on, all your Lengthy Map URLs will be shrinked to http://goo.gl/maps/something … The Above Bengaluru,India location is now shrinked to http://goo.gl/UFUa

Did You Find This Feature Useful? Certainly Should Save some efforts to Shrink it Explicitly..

First Spotted by Mashable


  • I am experiencing a similar issue where each except the first letter in a word, is being preplaced with a blank space. Unfortunately, I am a total not geek. Can you suggest a correction that I could implement.

  • I cant get this to work for the life of me! Chethan, a video tutorial would be great
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    • Thanks for your Inputs.. i will work on quality of posts… also try to bring Video Tuts

  • Great post. Thanks you for sharing info of this labs
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