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Gmail and Buzz Now Embed Google Maps, For Cartography in Conversations

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We love the various features that the Google Apps labs add to our favorite Web tools. The latest one, which can be found in the labs settings in Gmail, automatically embeds a map in your e-mails and Buzz messages, if they contain a recognizable real-world address. Until now, checking an address in Google Maps required copying the address, opening maps, pasting it in the search box and hitting enter. Granted, not a ton of work, but the Google Maps preview function saves you the time and effort.

You'll notice a set of links at the bottom of any mail with an address: one that opens the preview within the e-mail, and another that opens the map in a new window. In Buzz, pasting a Google Maps link in your Buzz box (or whatever you want to call it) automatically generates an image preview of the location on a map. Pretty sweet. Check it out by clicking on the little green beaker in the upper right-hand corner of Gmail to edit your labs settings. [From: Gmail Blog, via: Read Write Web]

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