Author Topic: internet addressing tip  (Read 3576 times)

rdak

  • Guest
internet addressing tip
« on: February 13, 2004, 17:36:39 »
Do you ever have a really long Internet Address (URL) to pass on to someone? Reading out a long address over the phone is obviously difficult, and even when emailing a long URL, their email programme can often split in onto several lines and they have to try and piece it back together.

a good solution is to use http://tinyurl.com/

Copy the address, paste it into a box on that website and it gives you a nice URL which will redirect someone to that website. The shortcut URL is kept forever and it's totally free!

As an example, if I wanted to show you an aerial photo of my allotment on a map, I would have to quote:

http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&x=472500&y=171500&scale=5000&width=500&height=310&multimap.x=162&multimap.y=24

(it's the rectangle, just left of centre, with the dark area of trees to the right!)

If I put this URL in tinyurl, it gives me:

http://tinyurl.com/yuxb2

which is a bit easier!

Anyone care to post their aerial photos? Just go to http://www.multimap.com ,enter street name or postcode and click on View Aerial Photo when it shows you the streetmap.
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 by 1077926400 »

Allotments 4 All

internet addressing tip
« on: February 13, 2004, 17:36:39 »

allotment_chick

  • Hectare
  • *****
  • Posts: 504
  • comfrey is cool....
Re: internet addressing tip
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2004, 18:17:53 »
Thanks Ross - looks great fun - just off to see if I can find my site!  AC
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:02 by -1 »
Guardian of around 2,950 sq ft of the planet Earth

teresa

  • Hectare
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,960
  • Happy gardening
Re: internet addressing tip
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2004, 22:29:51 »
Ross is right great site if I have to go somewhere and dont know the route I just key it in to the site.
gives written directions as well as visual one.
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 by 1077926400 »