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This article was published on March 12, 2014


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

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

Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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.

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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. The company must provide at least 90 days of notice before including ads, but embedded maps don’t fall under this clause because ads may already show up there.

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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