Look Up Maps from Address Book

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Address Book can hold all kinds of information about your friends, family, and business contacts. If you know where to look, it can even show you maps for a contactis address. Hereis how:

  • Select a contact in Address Book.
  • Click and hold on the heading for the address you want to map. For example, if a contact has both home and work addresses, and you want a map for their house, choose the home heading.


Address Book can look up maps for you.

Address Book checks MapQuest when it looks up a location for you and displays the query results in your default Web browser.


Address Book displays maps in your Web browser.

If you prefer Google Maps instead, thereis a free plug-in to help you out. Brian Tothis Google Maps plug-in queries Google Maps instead of MapQuest, looks up driving directions from Google, and even shows locations in Google Earth - assuming itis installed on your Mac.


Get Google Maps from Address Book.

This plug-in works just like the built-in map lookup feature. After it is installed, just click on an address heading to see the new Google-related options.


Displaying a Google Map from Address Book.

The Google Maps plug-in is free, but Mr. Toth will accept donations to help with development. If you find it useful, be sure to send a few dollars his way. You can download the plug-in here.


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