Minimap Sidebar Extension

Minimap Sidebar Extension 0.3.13

Integrate Google Maps into Firefox

This is definitely good news for all Google Map addicts out there: Mini Map Sidebar is a Firefox extension that enables you to have Google Maps always at sight. It also includes a set of convenient tools to blend Google mapping and web browsing into a unique experience. View full description

PROS

  • Maps any address on a webpage
  • Gives directions

CONS

  • Sometimes it feels too cluttered

Very good
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This is definitely good news for all Google Map addicts out there: Mini Map Sidebar is a Firefox extension that enables you to have Google Maps always at sight. It also includes a set of convenient tools to blend Google mapping and web browsing into a unique experience.

Mini Map Sidebar works in a very simple way: whenever you come across any address or Google map link on a webpage, you can select it and drop it onto the sidebar and Google Maps will immediately show its location. The only problem I see here is the fact that sometimes the sidebar is simply too small to be able to see the map properly.

The extension also features a handy tool to obtain directions from one address to another. For instance, you can set a given address as your home location in the extension, and get directions easily to any other address you find online.

Changes

  • Minimap is able to access and update your Fire Eagle location from the sidebar or Map Tab.

The Minimap Addon gives you a suite of in-built maps and mapping tools for your web browser. Create and save a sidebar map using the addresses or address links you find on web pages (highlight then drag and drop), or by manually adding locations. View traffic Info, drag and drop kml files, local search, Google, Yahoo and Live Local directions, view in google earth, tagzania, platial, geourl and many more. Address/Location points are stored locally for later use.

This extension comes with two mapping components, the main and most powerful one being a minimap sidebar. In this sidebar you can drag and drop addresses or locations you find on web pages and they will be automatically located, and added to your saved address list. The sidebar is launched from the toolbar icon (customise toolbar and drag in), a statusbar icon and the view sidebar menu.

The extension also comes with a main browser Map Tab for viewing a larger map and this is accessed from the statusbar or by highlighting an address, and selecting 'Map Tab: Locate Address...' in the right click context menu. A few of the extension features available:

Minimap Sidebar Extension

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Minimap Sidebar Extension 0.3.13