Inspired by Matthew Somerville’s post over at the mySociety blog about Embedding a FixMyStreet Google map in a blog, here’s how to embed a PlanningAlerts Google Map in your blog, like this one for Newtown, NSW:
From the instructions on the API page, we can work out how to get an RSS feed for our suburb (or any other searches if you’re feeling adventurous!), just change the [state] and [suburb] parts of this URL:
- Then go to Google Maps, paste that URL into its search box, and click Search Maps
- Click the Link link to the top right of the map, and copy the Paste HTML to embed in website code
- Paste that code into your blog post, sidebar, or wherever (you can alter the code to change its size etc.)
Thanks to Matthew at mySociety for the inspiration (and the better part of this blog post!). If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to sing out in the comments.