Google Maps is a very helpful tool. Thanks to the power of technology and internet, people no longer have to suffer getting lost on the road or having difficulty in using a map and compass.
For companies, having a Google Maps embedded on their website is a very beneficial. Their clients can easily track their store locations and other branches. Other people can also use Google Maps for their website. If you want to share or embed Google Maps in a website or blog, here are the steps that you should follow:
1. Open Google Maps by going to https://www.google.com/maps.
2. Search for the location that you want to share. Note that the map, Street View image, or directions should be shown on the map so you can embed it.
3. You will see the Menu at the top left corner of the image:
4. From the Menu, click the ‘Share or Embed map’ option.
5. In the box that will appear, chose ‘Embed map’ located at the top.
6. You can choose the size that you want to embed in your website or blog. It can be small, medium, large, and you can even customize it.
7. After choosing the size, copy the HTML embed code. In your website or blog, paste it into the source code.
You need to remember that there are limitations in using the Google Maps on your website. If you are using Maps in Lite mode, you can’t embed a map. Furthermore, the traffic information and Maps info might not be accessible on the map that you will embed.
There are also things that you can and cannot share using Google Maps. Some of the thing that can be shared includes a place, business, or address; a directions search; and a Street View image. On the other hand, you can’t share things, such as private details like a map with your saved locations; maps with distance measurements; and a screenshot or image of the map itself.
Aside from using as a tool to search for directions, there are several ways that people can use the Google Maps.
• Save addresses
• Drop a pin to view the streets
• Quickly start GPS navigation
• Get more information about business establishments
• Rate your favorite spots
• The Google Earth Weather feature lets you know the weather patterns all over the world.
• Track your location history
• F-Secure BotNet Mapping
• Let’s photographers know about “The Golden Hour.”