Google Maps API Service
Configuring Google Maps API Service
The Google Maps API service lets you embed Google Maps in your own website pages. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed "info windows" just like Google Maps. The Google Maps API service is provided free of charge.
The Google Maps API service supports the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer 6.0 and later
- Firefox 0.8 and later
- Safari 1.2.4 and later
- Netscape 7.1 and later
- Mozilla 1.4 and later
To embed a Google Maps API module into your web page:
- Go to the Edit step.
- In the Modules area, click the Area Map module icon and keeping the left mouse button pressed drag the icon to the page.
- Click Select Provider.
- Select Google Maps API.
- Enter your registration key in the Google Maps API key box and click OK.
If you haven't registered this service with Google yet, click the provided link to go to the Google website and complete the free sign up procedure as described. When registering a Google Maps API key, be sure to specify the correct URL of your website.If you get an error message saying that the key you have specified was generated for another URL, enter your website URL in the website URL field to fix the problem.
- Back to the Area Map module, click Choose Location.
- Type the name of the geographical location you want to show and click Find Locations.
If for some reason Google doesn't find the required location, or if you want to specify your own location, use the arrows and scaling functions to manually navigate to the required geographical point.
- Click on the required point on the map. On the form that appears, specify the title and address of the location in the Title and Address fields and click Save.
- Click OK.