Quick Reference Guide
Embedded visualizations give your audience access to the most up-to-date information whenever they need it.
Do you want to announce store closures due to weather conditions? Or embed a map that auto-updates with event information? Generate the map, customize your embed code, paste it into your website header, and BAM! You’re done.
Not a developer? Don’t worry! We handle all the coding– all you have to do is copy and paste. Let’s get started!
Choose the width and height of your map frame. Frame size can be set to Pixels or Percent.
Pixels are a great way to set the map frame size if you need your map to always appear the same size, no matter which screen it’s displayed on.
Percent is a better choice if you want a scalable image for a responsive website; in other words, the map will always scale up or down based on the screen size.
Click the Show Sidebar checkbox if you want to enable website visitors to see the map sidebar and all of your Layer Folders. They will not be able to change these folders or interact with them.
Search Position gives you control over where the search bar appears on your map.
Lock your map position if you don’t want viewers to zoom in and out on your embedded map.
Pro Tip: If your sidebar is hidden, the search will also be hidden from your map.
Click the blue Copy button in the Embed Code section to copy the embed code for your map.
Paste this code into your webpage HTML. Or, if you’re using a website builder, look for a custom HTML section or an embed code section.
Pro Tip: Are you trying to create a searchable map for your website? Check out the URL variables that are available in Mapline so you can empower users to search your maps.
If you have hundreds or thousands of stores and need to generate unique links with URL variables for each store, it doesn’t need to take hours. Just provide a list of all of your stores to Chat GPT, specify which URL variables you need to use, and let AI do the rest!
Embedded maps are public on your website. This means that anything you’ve included on the map will be visible to anyone who visits your website.
If, at any point, you would like to make your map private again, return to this lightbox and click the red Make Private button at the bottom of the screen. This prevents the map from displaying on your web page(s).
Pro Tip: You cannot make an embedded map private through your Mapline settings. If you want to embed a map but only share it with a private audience, you’ll need to create a password protected webpage. But even this will not stop people from taking screenshots of your map or sharing their password with others.