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MAPLINE
EMBEDDING
MAPLINE
EMBEDDING

Embedded visualizations update in real-time on your website, just like they do in Mapline! This way, your audience can always access the most up-to-date information.

Do you want to announce store closures due to weather conditions? Or embed a map that auto-updates with event information? Generate the map with the data you want to share, customize your embed code, paste it into your website header, and BAM! you’re done.

Not a developer? Don’t worry! We do the coding for you–all you have to do is copy and paste. Let’s get started!

FRAME SPECIFICATIONS

Choose the width and height of your map frame. Pixels are a great way to set the map frame size when you know you always want your map to 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.

Screenshot of the Embed lightbox in Mapline, with the Frame section highlighted

DISPLAY OPTIONS

Click the Show Sidebar checkbox if you want website visitors to be able to see the map sidebar with all of your Layer Folders visible. They will not be able to change these folders or interact with them.

The Search Position section gives you control over where the search bar appears on your map. If you select Sidebar, and your sidebar is hidden, the search will also be hidden from your map.

Lock your map position if you don’t want viewers to zoom in and out on your embedded map.

Screenshot of the Embed lightbox in Mapline, with the Display Options section highlighted

EMBED CODE

Click the blue Copy button in the Embed Code section to copy the embed code for your map.

Paste this code into your website header. Or, if you’re using a website builder, look for a custom HTML section or an embed code section.

Screenshot of the Embed lightbox in Mapline, with the Embed code section highlighted

MAP PRIVACY

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).

In other words, there is no way to 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.

Screenshot of the Embed lightbox in Mapline, with the 'Make Private' button highlighted