Google maps can be embedded in the pages of any Wikia where the Googlemaps extension has been enabled. If you have a use for maps on your local wiki, please contact us so we can enable them for you.
Google maps can be created in two ways:
The code can be entered using the "edit map icon" shown on all edit pages. This is more of a "point and click" method, and allows you search the map for the view you want.
The code can be entered directly. This is useful if you are comfortable with wiki coding and know the coordinates of the places you want to map.
Placemark/marker/icons: A thumbtack on that map which indicates that more information will pop up when you click the thumbtack.
How do I use the editor's map?
If you are not comfortable with adding raw code or don't know the coordinates for the places you want to map, you can use the editor's map. This is found on every edit page in source mode. Simply switch to source mode and click the map button above the edit box.
Once visible, the map can be moved to show the correct area by using the controls on the top right, or by clicking and dragging. The slider on the right can be used to zoom in.
To add the map:
Ensure that your cursor is in the edit box at the point you want the map added.
Move the editor's map until you can see the area you wish to map.
To add a placemark, clicking your chosen point. Add a caption, and then click "save & close" to close the bubble.
Other options can be changed by clicking the options below the map.
Finally, copy the code in the grey box below the map, and paste it into the edit box below.
Warning: If you save or preview before copying the code into the edit box, you will lose your map.
Using preview closes the editor's map, and shows a preview of the map you have created. This map can't be used to add points; click "show map" again to show the editor's map. Although you can move the preview map, you can't add placemarks.
How do I add the code directly?
Please see our guide on how you can add the code directly to a page to create a Google Map.