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link a map in my web page

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Is there a easy way to put a map in my web page? I just need a static
map show a given address. I am thinking about a link like <img
src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?Zip=1111....">.

THanks,

John
Jul 20 '05 #1
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ho******@yahoo.com wrote:
Is there a easy way to put a map in my web page?
If you know a URL that produces a suitable map as an image, the technical
side of the matter is simple.
I just need a static
map show a given address. I am thinking about a link like <img
src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?Zip=1111....">.


If you know a good URL, then, on the technical side, the technical answer
is indeed the use of an <img> element, but the question arises what to
put into the required alt="..." attribute. It could perhaps contain a
verbal explanation of the location of an object, but the odds are that
you need a lot of words for that, so I would suggest putting the verbal
instructions onto the page as normal content and using e.g. just
alt="[map]".

However, you need the copyright holder's permission to embed an image.
This might be the most difficult question. On the other hand, if you just
_link_ to the map (<a href="...">map of Utopia</a>), you're in a much
safer position.

--
Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Pages about Web authoring: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www.html

Jul 20 '05 #2

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ho******@yahoo.com wrote:
Is there a easy way to put a map in my web page? I just need a static
map show a given address. I am thinking about a link like <img
src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?Zip=1111....">.


Go to http://maps.yahoo.com/, enter your address and click on the "Get
Map" button. Find and click on the "Link to this Map" link and follow
the instructions there.

= Eric

Jul 20 '05 #3

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I want a pic, not a link, in my page.

Eric Bustad <ek******@monmouth.com> wrote in message news:<49********************@comcast.com>...
ho******@yahoo.com wrote:
Is there a easy way to put a map in my web page? I just need a static
map show a given address. I am thinking about a link like <img
src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?Zip=1111....">.


Go to http://maps.yahoo.com/, enter your address and click on the "Get
Map" button. Find and click on the "Link to this Map" link and follow
the instructions there.

= Eric

Jul 20 '05 #4

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On 20 May 2004 14:31:06 -0700, <ho******@yahoo.com> wrote:
I want a pic, not a link, in my page.


No, you top-posting bastard.

You said in your original post:

Is there a easy way to put a map in my web page? I just need a static
map show a given address. I am thinking about a link like <img
src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?Zip=1111....">.

Link. You said link.

Advise consultation of a dictionary, as well as a set of Usenet posting
guidelines, before responding.

If you want to display a map to your users, create an image of said map
and include it with img markup. How hard is that?
Jul 20 '05 #5

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ho******@yahoo.com wrote:
I want a pic, not a link, in my page.

Eric Bustad <ek******@monmouth.com> wrote in message news:<49********************@comcast.com>...
ho******@yahoo.com wrote:
Is there a easy way to put a map in my web page? I just need a static
map show a given address. I am thinking about a link like <img
src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?Zip=1111....">.


Go to http://maps.yahoo.com/, enter your address and click on the "Get
Map" button. Find and click on the "Link to this Map" link and follow
the instructions there.

= Eric


Well, if all you want is a static map, why not just save the image that
maps.yahoo.com creates for your address and place it on your web site?

= Eric

Jul 20 '05 #6

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Eric Bustad wrote:
Well, if all you want is a static map, why not just save the image that
maps.yahoo.com creates for your address and place it on your web site?


If you're going to advise people to violate copyright law, you could at
least warn them of the legal ramifications. In this case, one would in
principle be opening himself up to a lawsuit.

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Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #7

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What I said is <img src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?ip=1111....">, which is a pic and which is dynamically
generated.

Neal <ne*****@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<op**************@news.individual.net>...
On 20 May 2004 14:31:06 -0700, <ho******@yahoo.com> wrote:
I want a pic, not a link, in my page.


No, you top-posting bastard.

You said in your original post:

Is there a easy way to put a map in my web page? I just need a static
map show a given address. I am thinking about a link like <img
src="http://maps.yahoo.com/something?addr
=111+A+Street?Zip=1111....">.

Link. You said link.

Advise consultation of a dictionary, as well as a set of Usenet posting
guidelines, before responding.

If you want to display a map to your users, create an image of said map
and include it with img markup. How hard is that?

Jul 20 '05 #8

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