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- Maps on websites
April 10, 2008, 7:18 pm
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like to incorporate a map to my client's clinic in the website. I've heard
that it is possible to incorporate the maps from Google Maps into my
website. I'd like to give that a try.
Can anyone point me to a tutorial on how to do that? Also, is this a good
newsgroup to ask questions about the techniques for linking to Google maps
in case the tutorial doesn't tell me everything I need to know?
I'm also curious about cost. Do I need to pay to use the Google maps?
Re: Maps on websites
If all you want is a simple static map, that can be referenced by a
You should find the basic stuff is covered well enough by Google's own
code samples and documentation. For more sophisticated applications
(although it is on-topic here, so there's no harm in asking).
No, it's free for the majority of uses. But you have to sign up for an
API key, and abide by the terms and conditions. The two important
conditions are that the maps can only be used on sites that are
themselves free and publicly accessible (ie, you can't use them on
intranet or subscription sites), and there's a limit to how many calls
to the API you're allowed in a day. Most websites won't ever come
anywhere near the limit, though.
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