‘Embed’ Maps Capability Coming from Google

The image “https://i1.wp.com/www.google.com/intl/en_us/images/maps_results_logo.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.A simplified way to “embed” Google Maps is apparently coming from Google next week, according to this story, in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Google will shortly roll-out a new feature on its mapping service that will allow users to easily embed maps directly into web pages.

The feature, which operates much in the same as with YouTube videos, was conspicuously missing when Google launched its My Maps service on Google Maps in April.

If it’s as easy to do as cutting and pasting code, as the article suggests, you’ll see further proliferation of Google Maps on blogs and other, non-developer generated sites. Even though Microsoft’s “collections” (UG Maps) pre-dates Google’s My Maps, the latter takes mapping personalization farther because it’s easier to use.

User-generated maps is one of the most interesting and increasingly popular features on Google Maps. It’s also a way the company is getting mapping and local data in areas where little structured data and few commercial databases exist (i.e., outside the U.S. in selected countries).

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