How to Set Your Default Location in Google Maps
You may have seen the Maps link at the top of the Google Search Engine and may have actually used it to get directions to some place. But, there's more to Google Maps than just simple directions. You can make specialized maps for anything that you need.
To most effectively use Google Maps, it would be best to first set up an account. For information on how to set up a Gmail account, read the Brighthub article How To Set Up a Gmail Account. If you know that you are going to be searching for a preset location, you can set that location as your default location. You can do this by following these procedures.
1. Go to Google Maps by clicking the Google Map icon at the top or by going to http://maps.google.com.
2. Go to Set Default Location.
3. Put in your selected location.
4. Press Save.
Now, when you want to get directions, this will come up as your starting location. To obtain directions, you can either do a search for the location with a regular Google Search, or you can go to the Maps area and search the maps directly. You have additional search options when you use Google Maps. You can search anything from real estate to businesses to Web pages. It just depends on for what you're looking.