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2010

Google Maps Refresh

You're already familiar with Jimdo's Google Maps element -- many of you are using it to show a business location, to pinpoint a special travel destination, or another clever use of this mapping tool. We wanted to make this popular site element better for you. Thanks to the hard work of our development team, we're unveiling a complete refresh of the Google Maps element, including a brand-new interface and additional features!

  • Now with integrated driving directions: Visitors to your site can enter their starting point and have Google Maps calculate the best way to get there -- and they can print them out to take them along for the trip!
  • Street View option (not available in all countries)
  • Automatic placemark naming: When you click to create a new placemark, it automatically gets titled with the address of the place you've centered the map on. If you move the placemark, the name changes!
  • Change map height on the fly: You can customize the vertical dimension of the map now, and best of all -- when you click the arrows, the size of the element adjusts itself live.

Hope you enjoy the new Google Maps features, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Comments: 9 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    arbprdesignlandscapes (Wednesday, 20 October 2010 07:50)

    honest, competitive,and reliable

  • #2

    Costantino Paradiso (Wednesday, 20 October 2010 10:42)

    Very correct.

  • #3

    The Website Hosts (Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:01)

    Boooooooo!!!

  • #4

    stirchleychurchandrectorysalop (Wednesday, 20 October 2010 14:13)

    Brilliant!

  • #5

    The Director (Wednesday, 20 October 2010 16:09)

    NCE
    Mission is very helpful for computer litracy.

  • #6

    Natural Geo-Team (Thursday, 21 October 2010 14:16)

    Nice i love this :)

  • #7

    Huans Sholehan (Sunday, 24 October 2010 15:04)

    super. very helpful.

  • #8

    agrogps (Monday, 03 January 2011 19:05)

    It's possible to change the default red icon? A small icon would be nice.

  • JimdoBusiness
    #9

    Powen (Monday, 03 January 2011 23:03)

    agrogps, do you mean the pin color? I think the size and color are the Google default, but I'll look into it.

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