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Embedding Google Maps with BB Code


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I am pleased to announce a cool new BB code feature using Google Maps. This could be useful in some threads to detail certain areas of a particular discussion.


Warning: This code embeds a live Google Map feed and can be bandwidth intensive on some slower connections. Please do not abuse this code.


Below are the instructions on how to embed a live Google Map in your post:



  1. Visit http:maps.google.com
  2. Search and zoom into the region that you want to display
  3. Copy the HTML embed link shown in the sample below gmaps_copy.gif
  4. Click on the Google Maps BB code icon shown below and paste the HTML embed code gmaps_post.gif
  5. Click on preview and check it out.


The post should look like my sample that I posted below


[GMAPS]<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.754308,-74.00238&spn=0.001554,0.003433&t=h&z=19&output=embed&s=AARTsJqzARj-Z8VnW5pkPMLMmZbqrJcYpw"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.754308,-74.00238&spn=0.001554,0.003433&t=h&z=19&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>[/GMAPS]


We will test out this code for the next month and see if it causes any real slowdown on some members connections.

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