Outlook 2010: Map a Contact’s Address using Bing Maps or Google Maps
By default, Outlook 2010 allows you to easily map a contact’s address using Bing Maps. If you are a fan of Google Maps, a simple change to the registry will allow you to use it instead.
To map a contact’s address:
1. Open Outlook and go to Contacts.
2. Open the desired contact.
3. Go to the bottom of the contact window to the Addresses section. If the contact has more than one address, use the dropdown menu to select the desired address. Click the Map It button.
4. A web browser window will open with the address mapped in Bing Maps. If you want to use Google Maps instead, see the steps at the end of this article.
5. Use the Snipping Tool (Start button-All Programs-Accessories-Snipping Tool) and create a New Snip of a desired area of the mapped address.
6. Go back to the contact window and click in the Notes section. Press CTRL-V and paste the image in the Notes section.
7. Go to the Ribbon and click Save & Close.
You now have a copy of the mapped address that you can access, even when offline.
To change the default mapping app to Google Maps:
1. Download the outlook2010_googlemaps.reg file to your computer.
2. Close Outlook.
3. Double-click the downloaded file to install it.
4. After you have confirmed the installation and it finishes, open Outlook.
5. Use the steps mentioned above, when the address is mapped, it will be in Google Maps.
If you change your mind and want to go back to Bing Maps, download and install the outlook2010_bingmaps.reg file.