I was tired of copying an address, then opening a new tab and then going to http://maps.google.com and then pasting the address, and hitting return.
So I’ve written a program that will automatically open a new browser window pointed to Google Maps at whatever text is in the clipboard. Now I just copy the address, hit Win+R to bring up the Windows “Run” dialog, and then type “mapit”. Instant map.
You can also type “mapit <type address here>” to run it from the command line.
Download the Windows Executable (6.2 MB, big since it’s a compiled Python script)
Download the Python script (2 KB)
The Python script should work with Python 2 and 3, and on Windows, Mac, Linux (but I haven’t tested it on Mac & Linux yet).
Here’s the code on github: https://github.com/asweigart/mapitpy