Embedding My Maps into Blogger

Embedding My Maps into blogger has taken a couple of weeks for various services to iron out but it now seems possible, complete with sidebar, icons and embedded video.



The map above was created using firstly Google My Maps and then embedded using the script service at My Maps Plus. The benefit of My Maps Plus is the ability to customise the look of your map and the elements you want to include.

Embedding your map into Blogger, or any website, is easy – you simple copy your Google My Maps KML link and then choose various display options. My Maps Plus then creates a script that you cut and paste into your page.

We will be working on a permanent map for the side bar, but for now the map above contains Video on the ‘Audio and Perception of Urban Space’ link, our current location, recent travels and Geolocated photographs using the Nokia N95.

Double click to zoom in and out/ double click and drag to pan.

Sure its a little squashed on the page but i think its usable…?

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

16 Comments

  1. DR2ooo - April 17, 2007

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  2. DR2ooo - April 17, 2007

    Looks like it worked. πŸ˜‰

  3. Dawid Gorny - April 17, 2007

    Cool , I’m waiting for it since always πŸ˜€ . I want to put MYMaps on my static HTML page, Is it possible ?

  4. Andy - April 18, 2007

    Thats the tool i used, it seems to work well, although as i am on the road at the moment i havent have chance to test it in many browsers..

    Andy

  5. dawid gorny - April 18, 2007

    I tested Embedd MyMaps, it works in FF and IE. Thanks dr2ooo.
    Other thing is that in MyMaps, I can’t make links to open in a new window and I can’t embedd video. I edit the HTML section , paste the code and click OK, Save. After reopen the changes are not saved. Can U help me ?

  6. Andy - April 21, 2007

    I have had the same problem with MyMaps over the last week – i edit the html to embed video but the changes are not saved after closing.

    I know video works as our My Map features a demo, i just cant add any more.

    I assume its a temporary bug (?)

    Andy

  7. dawid gorny - April 22, 2007

    Andy try http://www.mymapsplus.com they have “new window” links and nice side bar for navigation. But video is still a problem.

  8. Andy - May 6, 2007

    Dawid,

    Thanks for the comment – i just got the new My Maps Plus email about the latest release, seems to work well..

    Andy

  9. Dawid Gorny - May 6, 2007

    I succesfully embedd this script into my web site http://www.hot360.pl/mapa/
    please take a look, I modiffied sidebar a bit, I write an email to the autor asking about fixing width and height in “%” not in pixels.

  10. Andy - May 7, 2007

    Nice map – a little more room than is allowed in a blog does help a lot!

    Would be nice to see some of your movies embedded in the map as well πŸ™‚

    An interesting site linked in via the map.

  11. Dawid - May 18, 2007

    Andy
    I’m almost done with my website based on WordPress. It is a Virtual Tour of my Town in Poland. Please take a look I add a lot of content to my map etc.
    Tell me what do You think about it?
    Site is in polish language so here is the link to the map http://www.hot360.pl/mapa/

    Cheers

  12. Anonymous - May 26, 2007

    How can I get a panoramic view of the surface of the earth including the water?

  13. Austin - June 14, 2007

    Hi,
    How did you get the Geotagged images from flickr into your MyMaps map? I’ve scoured the net and can’t find anything! Thanks.

  14. Anonymous - January 14, 2009

    i had so many issues similar to it.. couldn’t find it on the net either. then i ran across a freelance site: iamanartist.com and posted so that some one can do it for me. it saved me a lot of time then having to do it manually …got it done half the time it took me.

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