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Click on the settings (gear icon) in the bottom right corner. You then get the option to "Share and embed map": This gives you the URL for the map (optionally shortened): More info... https://support.google.com/maps/answer/144361?p=newmaps_shorturl&rd=1
This is a real pain point for me too. I get around the issue by searching for directions between my desired location and a second location that is a suitable distance away. For example, instead of "Ocala, FL" try searching for "Ocala to Orlando" or even "Ocala to Miami". This does require some rudimentary geographical knowledge about the wider area you're ...
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