We’ve talked before about how sharing your maps can lead to increased traffic, faster decision-making, and greater collaboration. But another way of sharing your maps is by embedding them directly on to your website.
Help your customers see the bigger picture
By embedding your map onto to your website your can immediately show your visitors an easy to comprehend visualization of the scale of your business.
For example, it can be as simple as showing where your store’s are located if you are in retail, to showing available properties to rent if you work in real estate. Embedding these maps also can give an interactive dimension to your webpage. Allowing your visitors to navigate around the map and zoom in or out into the data shown.
View a larger version of example Store Locations created with eSpatial mapping software. The above embedded map shows a sample of store locations across the US. Embedded on a page like this, you can interact with the map directly and find the closest store to you.
Embedded maps update automatically
The other big advantage of embedding a map is that it will be continually updated. All embedded maps are linked directly to the data in your account. So any changes you make to your data or map will be reflected instantly on your embedded map. Saving you having to update and re-upload an image each time changes are required.
Embedded maps compliment your content
Embedding a map on a page such as an About Us or a Store Locator page, can help tell the story of your organization. Showing it’s humble beginning to the scale it’s reached today. Advanced styling options and our new annotations feature means that these maps can be completely customized in your brand’s colors and logos. Maps like these can complement the content you already have on your website.
Journalists and news media have also used our maps to accompany their stories, using them to catch the attention of their readers and to highlight key points they’ve made. Similarly to how many business users use our maps to visually tell a story to their colleagues.
How to Embed a Map
Embedding a created map on a web page is easy. Simply select the share map option, but instead of using the link, you use the embed code. Just click on the share button, allow your map to be Public and then the embed code will be generated that you can copy and paste into a webpage’s source code:
Step-by-step instructions on how to embed a map can be found here.