Google Maps has always been pretty easy to use to embed maps in your website. The tool has featured an open API since the beginning, which made it easy for folks with a fairly advanced understanding of the web to post maps on their site. But it still wasn’t dead simple

This all changed in April when Google launched My Maps, which allows users to create maps from a simple web-based interface that they can then embed into their own website using an iframe. My Maps made using Google Maps as simple as inserting YouTube code in a blog post. It even allows you to draw line between points on the map and insert HTML code in the little address pop up thing. You can view a sample map below that highlights the location of our office here.

I’ve personally been using this tool a lot in my work. For simple maps, this tool can save you a lot of time. Check it out if you haven’t already.

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About the Author
Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.