The feature that was announced a few days ago is finally out: you're now able to embed Google Maps into your blog, or any other website for that matter, by using a special function added to the service. It works just like the YouTube technology that allows you to place a certain clip straight on your page by copying and
pasting a simple code. The useful thing about this new improvement is that you can even embed your own maps created using the My Maps feature introduced some time ago. As expected, the embedded maps have the same functionality as the entire Google Maps technology, allowing you to zoom or move the map with a single click.
"Today we're excited to announce a new feature on Google Maps that allows you to add maps to your blog or website just by copying and pasting a snippet of HTML. And once you embed the map, it has all the same functionality of the Google Maps you know and love; it's clickable, draggable, and zoomable. Adding a map to your website or blog is now as easy as embedding a YouTube video. No programming skills are required, and there's no need to sign up for a Maps API key. All it takes is three simple steps," Jess Lee, Product Manager, Google Maps, wrote on the Google Maps blog.
If you want to embed a certain map into your blog or website, here's what you must do: select a certain location or click on your own map created with My Maps. Click on the 'Link to this page' URL and you should be able to view a new 'Paste HTML to embed in website' option. All you need to do next is copy the embedded code and paste it into your website's content in order to publish it. If you're using Blogger, you can paste it straight into the body of a new post.