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#1 Langley

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Step 1: Create a custom map.
Go to google maps, navigate to the general area you want to map out. Click the "My Places" button, then click the red "CREATE MAP" button. Give your map a title and description, and make sure it is listed as public. Add pins, shapes etc to your map.

Step 2: Link you map.
Make sure the map is centered and zoomed the way you want it, and click the link buton (looks kind of like a chain, in the top of the left column). DO NOT click the Short URL checkbox. Copy the link into a post. (NOT the embed code, just the normal link in the top text box)

Step 3: Set up the tag.
The only part of the link you actually want is the part that comes after the question mark. Remove the rest of the link, and enclose the part that comes after the '?' (not including the question mark itself) in gmap tags as below. You may have to go back into google maps and adjust the zoom level. All embedded maps will be set to satellite mode by default.

[gmap]msid=203038403374382317909.0004bcc7515776931673b&msa=0&ll=39.088094,-77.161649&spn=0.001455,0.00284[/gmap]

This will result in:


View this map with a detailed legend in a larger window.


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#2 Langley

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Okay, I'm finished testing. Guide posted above. You may now post if you have any questions.
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#3 Buffdaddy

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

It's set to satellite by default. If, for some reason, we want a different view, is there a way to do that?
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#4 Langley

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:06 PM

add "&t=m" (no quotes) to the end of your link to enable map mode instead of satellite mode, like so:

[gmap]msid=203038403374382317909.0004bcc7515776931673b&msa=0&ll=39.088094,-77.161649&spn=0.001455,0.00284&t=m[/gmap]

View this map with a detailed legend in a larger window.



This seems to be the only alternative. Terrain maps aren't available through this feature.
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#5 taerKitty

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Great extensions to this site - any thoughts on submitting it to postNuke or phpNuke branches?

Thanks for the innovation!
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