How To Find Postal Address of any Location on Google Maps

April 2017

Google Maps is Google's free service that allows you to search for directions and find a route on the map to reach this direction. You can also use this service to find a wide range of restaurants, hotels, theaters, shops and other establishments in a certain area.

Google Maps offers map images as well as satellite photos from around the world and even the route between different locations.

How To Find the Address of a Place Through Google Maps

In the search field, type the address you want to search, for example, "calle preciados 101" and click on Search (magnifying glass button). A map appears next:




The address you are looking for will appear to the left of the map. You will see that Google Maps transformed Madrid into 28013 Madrid. It is not, however, necessary to know the zip code of a city to use Google Maps. When you search for locations with the same name, Google Maps offers you several options.


Example: if you type santiago in the search field, you will get the following results:
Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago, Chile.
Santiago Bernabeu Madrid.
Santiago de la Ribera



However, you can reduce the number of results by limiting the search to the visible geographical area. On the map, zoom in, for example, on Madrid and update the search for Santiago. You will see that the number of results has decreased.

A bubble appears on the map itself. If you click Save, the map is saved and you can check it at any time in the My maps tab (for this function you need to have a Google account). A click on Nearby shows a search field, in which you can type any term such as the name of a restaurant or a category of shops (pizzeria, florist, jewelry, etc.).

When Google Maps finds places or commercial establishments corresponding to your keywords, small colored bubbles containing a letter appear on the map. The coordinates of all the places found will appear to the left of the map. The latter are also identified by a letter. This way you can easily find them on the map.

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Published by MelissaCCM. Latest update on February 5, 2017 at 05:29 PM by MelissaCCM.
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