Bookmaplet does a really simple thing well. Power browser users (Ubiquity fans, for example) can quickly copy, paste and map an address, but a simple bookmarklet allows you to highlight an address on a web page, hit the bookmark, and see the location in a Google Maps window that pops in without leaving the page you're on. Know a similar on-page mapper that works as well? Tell us in the comments. [via ResourceShelf]
Bookmaplet Maps Addresses Without Leaving Page
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