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rcm8
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Join Date: Jun 2005
 
2008-06-29, 20:26

Hello all....

I'm sending out 75+ invitations to a party and would like to use Address Book and Google Maps to automatically generate unique driving directions. Is there any way we can harness the power of OS X and make this very easy? Thanks for any help.

Ryan
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dmegatool
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2008-06-29, 20:52

Is there way to export adress in a text format or something ? Cause if so, I thing you could export them and use something like automator to add the parts of URL missing.

I mean, Google Maps use URL like htttp://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=THISISMY1RSTADRESSAK AFROM&daddr=THISISMY2NDADRESSEAKADESTINATION

Maybe there is a easiest way too

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rcm8
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2008-06-29, 20:53

There's an idea. Thanks for the thought. Automator was my first thought, but I was hoping there was an easier way.

Ryan
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niniandcat
 
 
2008-07-08, 01:58

i agree with yo
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Fahrenheit
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2008-07-08, 04:51

I did this for a website. I had an entry box where people entered their postcode and it would generate a map below with the route to my place.

Code:
<form action="http://maps.google.com/maps" method="get"> <p><label for=saddr">Your ZIP code</label> <input type="text" name="saddr" id="saddr" value="" /> <input type="submit" value="Go" /> <input type="hidden" name="daddr" value="1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500 (White House)" /> <input type="hidden" name="hl" value="en" /></p> </form>
Obviously that won't help your problem, but it could be a backup plan!
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joveblue
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2008-07-09, 09:42

I have no clue, but it's a really good idea!!
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