Google is to release a great upgrade to Google Maps next week. Currently one can embed a map into a blog post, web page etc by using the API; but it isn’t a trivial task. Google are about to make the process a whole lot easier for us by making it a simple cut & paste task.
As a Google spokeswoman explains, “To embed a Google Map, users will simply pull up the map they want to embed–it can be a location, a business, series of driving directions, or a My Map they have created–and then click ‘Link to this page’ and copy and paste the HTML into their Web site or blog,”
About time too, I say!
As you can see below, the feature is released and is an absolute doddle to use. I created this custom map (with a place marker to “Lewes Cathedral”, ie the Harveys Brewery in my home town) and then simply cut and pasted the HTML that Google supplied to me into this post.