Have you ever wanted to grab one of our maps and embed it in your website or blog post? Well now you can, and no account is required. Introducing our new Map Widgets.
We’ve been using these widgets on our sites and our clients’ for a few months, and now it’s opened up to the public. Using our point-and-click Widget Builder, you can choose map features and options and get the code to cut-and-paste into your site. And the widget’s width and height automatically fits your page, so no more measuring pixels.
As you can see in the Widget Builder, you have control over many of the map’s features. A few of them are to:
- pick your initial dataset and starting categories
- filter by date range and/or keywords
- choose a starting point based on a street address and/or latitude and longitude coordinate
- toggle map details, the location list below the map, and a list of other area maps
Great for Dynamic Pages
Reporting and API Key
In conjunction with the Map Widget, we’ve activated API keys in everyone’s account home page. Using your custom key with your widgets is totally optional, but it provides 2 main features. First, you can track daily, monthly, and yearly usage of your embedded maps with our API Reports in your account. It will give you a breakdown of usage on any of the domains that you have widgets on. Second, it will give you three times the standard free daily widget views (from 200 to 600 – above this and you’ll need a paid account with us).
Older Embedded Maps
Previously, to embed one of our maps on your site, you would have needed an account. Then you would have created a map on our site and got some code to embed. But if you wanted to make changes to the map, you’d have to log back in and update the features, then update your code again. These older maps will continue to work, but if you want a faster map, with a list of locations below it, and with more features, you might want to upgrade your maps with our new widget code.