Been out of touch with your friends for a long time? Want to know where they are at the moment? Finding out where a person who you haven’t talked to in ages doesn’t sound easy does it? But if you happen to have that person in your Google contacts, we can make the job easy for you. This article here is about how to find out the location of people in your Google contacts on a Google Map.
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Locating your Google contacts has been made possible by the “Map My Contacts” app. What this app does is that is reads the postal address of the people in your Google contacts list and then spots the co-ordinates on a nap which is done with the help of a simple script.
Locate Your Google Contacts On A Google Map
The “Map My Contacts” add-on can be downloaded for Chrome browser from this link. You can also directly access the service by heading to this link in Chrome or any other browser. The app will ask for your authorization as it will read the addresses of your Google Contacts and will also access Google Drive through your account to save the generated map.
Once the app has the authorization to read your contacts, it will run for several seconds and you will then see a Google Map with your Google Contacts on it. However, as the locates the contacts by reading the postal addresses, only the apps who have mentioned their postal address in their Google account will be pointed out. After the contacts are pointed out, KML files will be saved in your Google Drive one for each contact. You can double click it to open it on Google Maps.
What the app actually does is that is reads the postal addresses of your Google Contacts and then converts these addresses to latitudinal and longitudinal values that can then be located on a map.
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Want to locate your contacts but don’t have them on your Google account? No reason to worry. All you need to do is export the contacts from wherever you have them (like Microsoft Outlook or Yahoo) as a CSV file and import them to your Google account and run through the same steps.
So this was the tutorial to locate your Google Contacts on a Google Map. We hope this proved helpful. Leave any suggestions or queries in the comments below and stay tuned for more useful articles and tutorials.