Sexy Google Maps With jQuery (Static Maps Version)
Script Name: Sexy Google Maps With jQuery (Static Maps Version)
License: Free for personal website and non-profit organization
Official Website: http://www.MapsEasy.com
This script helps to present a Google Maps to your visitors without change the website layout. When mouse over the address link, a thumbnail of the address will be displayed. When click on the address link, a large Google Maps will popup on the screen. The details of the maps could be seen from the popups.
- Download the personal free version
- USD $14.95 for the commercial version.
You're allowed to use the script on one domain name per license purchased. And our link is removed from the popups screen too.
It's Ok to have several links of maps in the same page. For example, your company might have several offices in different locations. You could have them listed like below:
- Disney Park, Los Angeles
- Statue of Liberty, New York
- Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
- Google's Los Angeles Office
- Sydney Opera House, Australia
- Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris
Step 1: Upload the folder "sexy_gmaps_static" and all files under it to your web server.
Step 2: Add the code below in between the web page <header> ... </header> tags:
<link href="sexy_gmaps_static/sexy_gmaps_static.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> Step 3:
Convert your address to decimal-based latitude and longitude coordinates. Please goto the url: http://www.MapsEasy.com/adress-to-gps-coordinates.php
Replace the latitude and longitude coordinates in below code and put it on anywhere that you want it to be displayed.
<a href="#" class="sexy_gmaps_static" rel="33.8095512,-117.9276538" title="The Address Title">My Location Link </a> Note:
You can use the Latitude and Longitude in the rel tag, or the complete address is OK too. However, Latitude and Longitude is recommended. If Latitude and Longitude is used, it must be in decimal-based and separated by the symbol ",". Examples are listed below:
- rel="The Complete Address Here"
The Address Title: The title will be applied on the popup screen.
My Location Link: Could be changed to any text, your own image or icon.
Google Maps Usage Limits
The script is developed with newest Google Maps Static Maps API v3. Google has set a limitation of their maps free access. For-profit web sites are permitted to generate up to 25,000 map loads per day by using the Google Maps Static Maps API v3. If your sites that exceed the limits, you'll need to purchase a Google Maps API for Business license from Google Inc. and you need to do it by yourself.