[Pro] Is it OK to overlay graphics on a Google Static Map?

I have a project where I need to add a lot of markers on a Google map to show info upon click.

Having looked at what would be involved with doing this through the Google code I believe I would have more control and could make better use of a standard Google Static Map (I mean their proper URL method -placed in an iFrame) on my Freeway page and add my own markers and on clicking on a marker use something like “link to new window” or similar:

BUT is this legal to do - I can’t see anything in the Google documentation - and there’s a lot of it!

It would be great if the Google map action could be expanded to allow insertion of multi markers and the ability to add text/images to the bubble etc. easily - if only!

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Trev


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Have a look at Map Maker http://mapmaker.donkeymagic.co.uk/

This will do exactly what you want.

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Thanks Dave

Yes, I did know about that site and using it I have been able to add markers, text and images to bubbles.

If I could add these two extra features, it would do my job very well.

  1. Add a website text link for the current bubble’s company AND

  2. Add a text line (preferably smaller text and colour) to zoom in on the current marker position and perhaps a means to get back to the ‘show all markers’ state, something like on this site:

Meantime thanks for your help - as always

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Add a website text link for the current bubble’s company

You can add any HTML you like into the bubble. So a link is doable. Not sure what code is required for the Zoom part but I will have a look when I get back to my desktop.

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Sounds Good

What would the code be and where do I insert it?

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OK

I figured out how to add the web link code - that just leaves the zoom in and out of map - that’s way beyond me!

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