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I'd like to show someone a specific point on Google Maps. How can I put down a pin (and remove all other pins) and get a URL of the resulting map?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can also share the map by centering your view on the location you right-click. Once this is done, you can then link to the maps by clicking the link icon (looks like a chain segment) in the upper right corner. This will re-create your viewed location anytime you go to the URL it gives you.

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I'd like to point to a specific point on the map. It's hard to see what it is centered on. – user8720 Apr 26 '11 at 16:44
Try right clicking the location, click "What's here?" and Google Maps will drop a pinpoint down. Then click the "Link" chain-symbol in the upper right corner and copy the URL. That should retain the drop-pin. – Jack Apr 26 '11 at 21:53
Thanks! I'll accept this answer since it works with arbitrary points (not just pre-determined addresses) and doesn't rely on external webapps. – user8720 Apr 27 '11 at 6:05

Here is a page which illustrates sharing a location on Google Maps: A Guide To Sharing or Linking to a Google Map ( Yes, you read it right! ).

To remove all the pins(placemarker's to be specific) you could hover over photos and uncheck 'Labels' in the dropdown list.

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