Another way to show a neat map on your website

A while back I showed you YourMap, an easy way to embed a Google Map on your site.  Google now makes it very easy to do that using their normal Maps site, but here’s a new tool — ShareIt.

Google has recently released the “Google Earth Plugin”.  It’s a free plug-in that runs Google Earth (3D buildings and everything) right in your browser!  It’s quite slick.

The problem is that it’s kind of a pain to use it on your site.  The Digital Earth Blog just did a round-up of the best ways to use it to embed a map in your site, but I think the clear winner for churches is ShareIt.  It makes it very simple to add a map to your site — probably less than 30 seconds to get the code you need.  Here is what it looks like on your site:


Powered by Google Earth Hacks | Map Details | Create your own!

Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey is GreenMellen's token “tech guy” and his skills are greatly valued on the GreenMellen team. With over 9 years of WordPress experience and a passion for helping others, you will often find Mickey leading a North Atlanta-based MeetUp, All Things WordPress. He is also highly involved in social media and knows the ins and outs of everything from Facebook to Google+. There’s no denying Mickey’s brain is a good one to pick!

Comments

  1. One unfortunate side effect is that it only works on Windows enabled computers. Your Mac users will miss out. Otherwise, a cool and useful tool!

  2. David — I agree, that’s quite unfortunate. Google has said that Mac/Linux versions of the plug-in should be out by August, so at least they won’t be left out for too long.

  3. I find it funny that this google plug-in doesn’t work in Chrome, google’s browser.

    Chris Walker
    http://www.evangelismcoach.org

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