Google Maps Embed API lets developers generate HTML snippets for including maps in their own websites

Author

Emil Protalinski

March 12, 2014

This article originally appeared on The Next Web

Google today launched the new Google Maps Embed API, which lets developers generate HTML snippets for embedding Google Maps within their own websites. The API offers location and appearance customization options as well as a handful of simple URL parameters. It also makes it easier to quickly build multiple maps with the same settings.


google maps embed api Google Maps Embed API lets developers generate HTML snippets for including maps in their own websites

Google first brought back embedding for the new Google Maps in November 2013, when it emphasized that embedded maps are free of usage limits. At the time, the company also updated its Google Maps/Earth APIs Terms of Service to include an advertising section, which says the company must provide at least 90 days of notice before including ads. Google now says existing classic Google Maps embeds will be updated to the new format “over the coming weeks” – we expect the three-month countdown will begin soon after.

See also – New Google Maps gets Pegman back, Street View tweaks, 3D Earth Tours, preview directions, and Waze traffic reports and Google Maps for Android and iOS now alerts you when a faster route becomes available

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