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June 30, 2014

Short URL for Classic Google Maps

Now that Google Maps for desktop redirects to the new interface, I tried to find a URL for the classic version. Last year, I found: https://www.google.com/maps?output=classic. Here's a shorter URL: http://www.google.com/local. For some reason, the old Google Local address redirects to the classic Google Maps.


Of course, you can also go to Google Maps, click the help icon at the bottom of the page and then click "return to classic Google Maps" twice. Google includes some reasons why you would prefer the old version: map is covered by boxes, too slow, missing features, map display issues.



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