Google Launches Embeddable Maps

Posted on August 21, 2007

Google has announced the launch of its embeddable maps feature that makes it easy to post a map on a blog or website.

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.

Embedding the code is easy to do. You just look for the "Link to this page" on the top right-hand corner of Google Maps and then cut and paste the code. Here is a map of New York City as an example. The embeddable maps offer many of the the same features found at website.

Google Maps Mania says geo searches are also embeddable. As we mentioned before there are a lot of potential uses of this service such as providing a map on a travel-related entry or posting directions to a concert or conference.

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