Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The Great Apartment is a Google Maps power user

I'm not one to blow my own trumpet, although it could be argued that a blog which dares to go on and on and on about a 'Great Apartment' is probably blue in the face from blowing its own trumpet. Anyway...

I've just got my head around a new function in Google Maps where you can draw lines and stuff. Sound boring? Well, it can come in handy. Take a look at this beauty...

Whenever we send a confirmation e-mail for a booking there will be a link to a private Google Map. This shows how to get to the apartment on foot from the four nearest metro/RER stations.

Click on any of them to see which line they are on.

Click on the likkle green house (the apartment) to get the code for entering the building (that's partly why the map is private) and info about how to buzz the apartment.

Click on the big purple blob to see that it's the Pompidou Centre (thought it might be helpful for getting your bearings. Need I say again that we are 2 minutes away?).

After all that delicate drawing and changing the pin colours and embedding photos into the information I get an official Great Apartment in Paris gold star. Go me!

Coming soon: another map with all the places we mention on the blog noted on it. Hurrah!

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