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Easier Google Maps

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday August 23, 2007 )

Always wanted to have Google Maps on your site to show customers your business location or your readers a geographical area in relation to an article – but couldn’t be bothered messing around with the API? Now you can with just a snippet of code!

Launched a couple of days ago, the “YouTube-style” embeddable maps are easy to implement and have all the same functionality of the full Google Maps product – clickable, draggable, and zoomable.

Here’s one of a section of the central business district in Adelaide, South Australia:

To create and embed a map:

1. Go to the Google Maps site for your country (I’ve linked to the US one) and search for the location you want. Set it to Map, Satellite or Hybrid (a combination of Map and Satellite).

2. After you have defined the view you want, click on the “Link to this page” directly above the view.

3. Click in the box under “Paste HTML to embed in website”

4. Paste that snippet into the source code of your web page or blog.

Done!

You can also create a map with your favourite places or business marked, draw lines or add text and photos using some of the advanced features.



 

 
1 comment for Easier Google Maps
  1. Astonished to khow the presentation of
    functionality of google map.The presentation gave the courage and made it easy to implement.

    Comment by Mohan Gaonkar — August 23, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

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