When I search a latitude and longitude in Google Maps like:


It always return me the locations nearby with those ["A", "B", ... ] pins:

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Is there any way of getting only the green pointer created by the q parameter and hide everything else (using some other URL parameter, perhaps) ?

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Put loc: in front of the coordinate, like this -


Here's what you get -

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When you don't use loc:, Google shows the nearest possible place for the convenience of the user as it's a random point. But when you're using loc: Google knows that you are looking for just the location of the point, nothing else.


If you want to show a info bubble on that certain coordinate, you can also do it this way -

https://maps.google.com/[email protected],-49.33136&iwloc=A

Here it'll point to that certain location with a red marker A and you can set information about it inside a info window + with iwloc, you can say that it needs to show the info to the red bubble marked A. Output -

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  • Cool! As it's a baloon marker, can I add the description for this loc thing in the URL? Commented Sep 16, 2012 at 23:00
  • @ViniciusMassuchetto yes you can. Updated the answer. :)
    – Bibhas
    Commented Sep 17, 2012 at 7:25
  • Thanks! Awesome! Just wondering again if I can now add multiple balloons using only the URL. Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 16:46
  • Search for a string that has multiple matching location? :P
    – Bibhas
    Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 18:57
  • Yeah, sort of. I want to put multiple markers with balloons in the map. Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 22:49

If you search your location using http://www.hamstermap.com/quickmap.php you will get the location back without any marker displayed.
The primary function of the website is to put multiple markers on the map, however the location search works exactly the way you need it :)

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