Embedding a Google Map into your web page
I get asked how to do this fairly often so I thought I’d just jot it down as it’s really simple, you just nee to know where to look.
GETTING THE CODE to put into your web page
- Go to https://www.google.co.uk/maps
- Put in your post code or find your location manually
- Click on the COG in the bottom right and select SHARE OR EMBED MAP
- Click on EMBED MAP
- In the drop down you can select the size. I use custom size and select a size that fits the page.
- You can easily experiment with the size. You can also change it manually so if you want a wide but shallow you can just change the height in the code. The items in red below and the width and height.
<iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1109.3068147679085!2d-2.9416406499999996!3d56.215634849999994!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x4886525fa641da81%3A0x3a7c73a7988ceb!2sLundin+Links%2C+Fife+KY8+6HH!5e0!3m2!1sen!2suk!4v1427098108098″ width=”600″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:0″></iframe>
EMBEDDING THE MAP ON A WEB PAGE
- Open your web page editor.
- You will need to be in source code view. This might be called SOURCE, HTML, or in WordPress it’s the TEXT view.
- Then simply paste the Google code onto the page.
- Save the page.
- Repeat to the size exactly right but don’t go back to Google just change the sizes as per point 6 above.
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