Creating a tour on Google Maps

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Ok folks, been a while since I did this.

I created a custom map for a client to show wineries near their location. I go in and customize the map. It shows exactly what I want it to show but when I embed it in the page, it is not what I saw and his inn is out of the picture....grrr....Any ideas how to get this thing to show up the way I created it???

here's the link: look under wineries: http://thebuckhorninn.com/wp/attractions/

Thanks!

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I believe with Google Maps, you have to designate a center coordinate and a zoom or z setting.  Think they go from 1 to 14.  If it's zoomed in too much and doesn't capture the inn, I'd try altering the z val in the http address. In your particular map, where z =10 below, you might just want to try changing it to z=9...you can also see the center coordinate for your map is after ll (lat,lon).

....&msid=213896141914898423778.0004db0620c141f9600d5&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=38.079447,-78.986206&spn=0.648595,0.822601&z=10&source=embed

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Thanks, I will try that. The issue I have is that the map looks fine when created but when I paste in the code, it does not look as it does in the preview. 

Edit: Sorry it didn't work. It still shows up differently and you have to drag the map around to see them all at once Sad

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sad Sorry.  I've been banging my head today on a web problem, so I can appreciate frustration. Do you think altering the iframe size might help?   ( From experience with other web mapping, I suspect when the map is brought in, it's brought in at a set resolution (scale)  (z=9 in this case) centered on the specified coordinate.  So, rather than scaling the map to fit your iframe, the iframe is a peephole to the map (so you could make the peephole bigger, or change the resolution of the map)-of course, I just suspect that, not sure). 

  

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Nope tried all of that and it still does not center on the inn location they way it looks when I set up in G. Maps. I am not worrying about it any more. I just created an image with a link to the full map under it.

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With an image you'd get everything, but lose the ability to zoom in and out and pan around that the embedded map gives. Image might be the best compromise though.

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Yes I thought about just putting in the image to suit my needs, but then no one would be able to get directions.Unless they click on the link...Still mulling this over.

 It used to be when I created the maps and made them look the way I wanted it would be sticky and show up exactly the way when pasting in the code, but that is not happening nowSad

I have read all the instructions thoroughly and followed to a T. It looks fine when I copy the code but doesn't show up that way...GRRRR. These are the things that drive me mad!

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I'm guessing you're embedding the customized map in a <iframe> tag.   You might try doing a screen grab of the map showing the way you prefer and use a static image instead.

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