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Google's Funky New Embeddable Maps

Hot off the Press from Google today -

Today we're excited to announce a new feature on Google Maps that allows you to add maps to your blog or website just by copying and pasting a snippet of HTML. And once you embed the map, it has all the same functionality of the Google Maps you know and love; it's clickable, draggable, and zoomable.

Adding a map to your website or blog is now as easy as embedding a YouTube video. No programming skills are required, and there's no need to sign up for a Maps API key. All it takes is three simple steps:

1. Go to Google Maps and pull up the map you want to embed. It can be a location, a business, a set of driving directions, search results, or a map you've created using our map-making tools.

2. Then click "Link to this page" in the top right-hand corner. Copy the text that you see in the second box.

3. Paste that text into your blog editor or into the HTML of your webpage. We use an iframe so it works on most blog hosting sites like Blogger.
Voila! The map appears on your blog.

Have a look at Google-latlong.blogspot.com and the Paris Arrondissement map here.


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Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 12:24AM by Registered CommenterMalcolm Lambe | Comments1 Comment

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Reader Comments (1)

Good tip, I'll use that one.
August 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Davies

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