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arbitrary thumbtacks on maps.google.com
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Does anyone know how to get Google maps to locate a thumbtack at an arbitrary point on a map? I recall directions from flipzagging on how to get it to draw an arbitrary route, which is a nice touch, but I'd like to be able to say "The thing I am talking about is HERE" and have a precise thumbtack regardless of availablilty or precision of street numbering.

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It uses some XML that contains the details of the point and the lat/long.

Here's an app that showed the Seattle 911 call locations in real time. But it seems to be done.
http://stuff.rancidbacon.com/gmaps-standalone/gmaps-standalone-0.0.2.cgi?url=http://stuff.rancidbacon.com/parse911-0.2.1.cgi

Example of XML : http://stuff.rancidbacon.com/parse911-0.2.1.cgi

These might help :
http://stuff.rancidbacon.com/gmaps-standalone/
http://libgmail.sourceforge.net/googlemaps.html

If you haven't discovered it yet, you could use myGmaps.com

(Anonymous)
"myGmaps enables you to create, save and host custom data files and display them with Google Maps."

http://myGmaps.com/

--Phil. (myGmaps.com developer)

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