Google Makes it Easier to Embed Maps on Websites

Aug 24, 2007 • 9:00 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

As I mentioned last week, Google was planning on making it easy to embed its maps onto websites without knowledge of the API. Now the dream is a reality. A Google Press Release announces its official launch and highlights some practical applications of the maps.

* business owners can now add a map of their business location to its website, with links to directions and more information on Google Maps. * bloggers can now write about a restaurant or a place they have visited and embed a map of the location in the blog post itself. * individuals can update their personal websites by publishing maps of geotagged vacation photos or creating sophisticated maps mashups using the simple tools available in the My Maps tab.

Cre8asite Forums members are quite happy with the news. I mean, seriously, how much easier can it get than this?

To embed a Google Map, users simply pull up the map they want to embed - it can be a location, a business, driving directions, or a My Map they have created - and then click "Link to this page" and copy & paste the HTML into their website or blog.

Google Maps Adds Embed Script Tag

See the second line with the iframe embed tag? That's it!

Awesome.

Forum discussion continues at Cre8asite Forums.

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Comments:

Frank Okun

08/24/2007 05:57 pm

After using the Google Maps API, the frustration of having to change geocodes and information box text, it is a relief that Google has created yet another time-saving and useful tool. Now, if we can only figure out how to improve on search engine results listings!....

Jaan Kanellis

08/24/2007 11:09 pm

I am getting a common message that I haven't found the answer to. This is what shows up on my website when i try to load my new map: Google Error Forbidden Your client does not have permission to get URL /maps/ms? om=1&s=AARTsJo8C0mHhqoXU3_kgoFFHHR8pD4w1A&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=41.72623,-84.034424&spn=2.049844,3.295898&z=8&output=embed from this server. (Client IP address: 72.241.1.174) Here is the URL: http://www.hawaiianpoolbuilders.com/swimming-pool-directory.html Any ideas? Maybe my API key is messing with this? Thanks, Jaan

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09/05/2007 11:19 pm

Its about time they did this. Now the fun can begin.

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