I have an NFC tag containing only one record, in the format of geo: [latitude],[longitude], and when I tap it to my phone the 2 options are the Waze app and Google Maps. Waze opens up to those coordinates just fine, even preparing a route for me instantly, but Google maps just opens like normal, like I just tapped its icon on the launcher and there were never any coordinates.

Am I doing something wrong, or does Google Maps not support that functionality? I've heard of others mentioning this feature but I can't find anyone actually saying whether Google maps is supposed to be able to do this.

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Google Maps won't show a pin at the location unless you tell it to:


Read more in the common Android intents documentation: https://developer.android.com/guide/components/intents-common.html#Maps

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