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.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 maps.google.com website.
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.
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.