Google Maps Envelopes

A lovely idea: Google Maps envelopes (only a concept at the moment) would let you send snail mail through an button right in gmail and print evelopes showing the route between the two addresses.

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  1. very cute idea.

  2. I would totally use these! I hope they fully develop the idea.

  3. Oh that is so cool!

  4. What would be more interesting would be to see the direct route, and then the more circuitous route the envelope will actually take.

  5. As I noted to the friend who originally showed me this: what if the envelope has to be mailed East to West?

  6. to address the question asked a few replies above: the map can be rotated, only the text needs to maintain orientation for legibility.

  7. Very cool ideea! Loving it!

  8. need to make the design non-bleed if these will be printed on-the-fly on converted envelopes.

  9. Clever idea! Love it

  10. How about versions with teams that are traveling, or events that are happening. I could imagine a great map that is unrelated to the mailing addresses but to some event planned by the people writing to each other. A joint trip to the World Cup….a trip to visit family… a trip to a joint party or event….

  11. Print an envelope lined with a Google Maps location.

    http://mapenvelope.com/

  12. If it’s airmail it could just be a straight line from city to city.

  13. Great idea. How about stamps on emails ;-)

  14. Awesome…..

    this thing can really become a huge hit in corporations or media agencies…

  15. really creative

  16. This would be so cool. Count me in.

  17. This is a great idea!

  18. Not much into snail mail but a cool idea.

  19. There is a free tool that works with the same concept.

  20. I forgot to mention the URL of the free tool:
    http://mapenvelope.com/

  21. really cool!

  22. What better way to use this than with a bouquet of flowers and a cute and a bit nerdy card? The recipient shouldn’t be any less impressed.

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  24. great idea

  25. What would be more interesting would be to see the direct route, and then the more circuitous route the envelope will actually take.

  26. Not much into snail mail but a cool idea.

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