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Q: What is Location shortener?
Q: How can I use your service?
Q: Which coordinate format does your service support?
Q: Is there a limit to number of URLs I can generate?
Q: What web browser should I use?

Q: What is Location shortener?

A:
Location shortener is a service that lets you search for a location via city name and address or coordinates and displays it on a map. The URL address is shortened on sky.si domain and always short, so linking to it will be extremely easy.

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Q: How can I use your service?

A:
To use Location shortener you can either search for location by typing in a city name or you can enter longitude and latitude and finally clicking generate URL. Coordinates can be entered separately, each in it's own field, or copied both into one of the input boxes. For more information about the supported formats check the "Which coordinate format does your service support?" question.

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Q: Which coordinate format does your service support?

A:
You can use any of these formats:
        40.446195, -79.948862
        40.446195N, 79.948862W
        40:26:46N, 79:56:55W
        40°26′47″N, 79°58′36″W
        40°26.7717, -79°56.9317
        40d26′47″N, 79d58′36″W*
Coordinates can be entered separately, each in it's own field, or copied both into one of the input boxes. Format marked with a star will not be accepted in the city name field, all others will.

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Q: Is there a limit to number of URLs I can generate?

A:
No, you can generate as much different short URLs as you wish.

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Q: What web browser should I use?

A:
Location shortener should work in any web browser, but use of a most updated version is suggested, since service uses some CSS3 to set layout. CSS3 may not be supported in older versions of browsers.

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