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Change Outlook 2010 map provider to Google Maps

Outlook has a useful feature to display a map of the location of a contact.

But it automatically uses Bing, though I prefer Google Maps.

Searching the web suggests I could use Google Maps with a simple registry entry change to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\General.

This key did not exist for me so I used regedit to create it.

Then right click and choose New, String Value. Enter “MapScriptURL” for the name of string value. Double click on the new MapScriptURL key to open it and for Google maps, I entered “http://maps.google.com/?q=, , , , “.

This worked without even having to restart Outlook. I opened a contact and click the Map It button. Google Maps appeared just as I wanted.

Am told that this works also for Outlook 2000 and 2002 (by changing the version number in the registry key), but not with Outlook 2003 or 2007. I cannot confirm this as I have not tried this for these versions.

Registry Key for Outlook 2010 Map Provider

Registry Key for Outlook 2010 Map Provider

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January 27, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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