USING COORDINATES AND MAP LINKS
Most of our hike details include coordinates or a map link to help you to find the meeting place.
Example: 43.417635, - 80.500218 Just click the coordinates and they should take you directly to the map. If they don’t, copy the coordinates, open Google Maps (www.google.ca/maps) and then paste the coordinates into the search bar at the top, and press the ‘search’ icon to get your map. Make sure you have removed any brackets or punctuation after the brackets before doing this. You can then ask Google Maps for the directions from your home.
Just click the link and it should take you directly to the map. If it doesn’t , you must copy and paste it into the task bar at the top of your current screen (where it says https:// …. which you delete) and press ‘enter’. At no time do you open Google Maps yourself or you will end up with a map of some far-flung place we never go.
IF YOU’RE ORGANIZING A HIKE AND WANT TO PROVIDE A MAP LINK:
In Google Maps, find the map you want , maybe with directions on it to the meeting place. Then go to the Menu bar, top left of the information panel. It’s the three horizontal bars - imagine a burger. Click it and go down the list to “share or embed map” and click it. You will get a panel with a jumble of letters and numbers, and an option to click “short URL” to get a shorter version that you can copy and use for your hike write-up.
(The coordinator can provide the map link for you if you have problems).