Google Addresses the Need to Add a Map to Your Site or Blog
Article by George Norman
On 11 Aug 2009
In a move that will only increase the popularity of Google Maps, the Mountain View-based search engine giant has announced the launch of a new Google Maps Get Maps webpage that will come in handy when you need to add a map to your site or blog. The new webpage comes with a “Quick” feature to copy/paste maps, points of info and other geographical as well as and “Advanced” feature that lets you place your own content on a map and add custom features with Google’s Maps an Earth APIs.

Product Marketing Manager with Google, Mike Pegg, comments: “We have created one place to learn all ways you can add a Google map to your website. From plotting only a few locations or embedding driving directions to more advanced custom mapping options. We truly hope this page helps you to navigate the many options before you [decide] to add a map to your own website!”

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Let’s say that you are an event organizer and you need to let everyone know where that event will take place; the simplest method would be to post a map on your site/blog. And this is where Google Maps Get Maps comes in. If you want to keep things fast and simple, just visit the web page and select the “Quick” option. You will be taken through a few simple steps that I’m sure you will not have any problems with; then you are given a HTML that you can use to embed the map to your site or blog, or paste into outgoing emails.

If you want to take it up a notch, you can select “Advanced.” You will presented with all the Google Maps and Google Earth APIs as well as a features comparison of the two Google Maps APIs. If you think you cannot handle all this maps business, Google provides you with a handy “Get help from a third-party developer” link.

If you would like to get started with Google Maps Get Maps, please click
here.





Tags: Google, Google Maps, Google Maps Get Map
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