Personal Review Maps for your Blog or SiteBy beerinator • Mar 1st, 2008 • Category: Feature Updates
We here at The Beer Mapping Project have been working around the clock to bring you our latest new feature.
We now have a system that will allow you to have a map to your latest review sitting right on your blog or site (as long as it can accept html code and an iframe). The process is so simple, even my mother could do it!
If you want to take a look at what a personal review map might look like, you can look at the right column on this site where you can find a map displaying the most recent review on the site. This map looks exactly like the map that you can get to place where you wish.
If you want to set up one of these maps, all you have to do to start the process is click the button on your review list page. The following image displays what the button looks like on my review list:
Once you have clicked the button you are faced with a couple of options. The first is “displayed name”. If you have a blog where everyone knows you as “Steve” and your username here is “Sir Lageralot”, you can change the displayed name on your map to be “Steve” so your blog readers will know who is doing the reviewing on the map.
The other options control the zoom level (might want to select medium or far if you review mostly in rural areas) and the type of map selected (terrain is a cool option). Selecting these once will determine how the map will be viewed on your site.
If you want to see an example of how the options are tweakable, you can click here to see my map tweak page.
Once you have the map edited, all you have to do is copy the code from the form and paste it where you want it on your site. The code and the example map update automatically when changes are made to the options. But you can push the “Update Code” button if it makes you feel better (note: the button is a fake and it actually does nothing, other than reassure people that something is happening).
Please enjoy these maps, do with them as you will and support craft beer!
Examples of these maps in the wild (drop a link to your blog in the comments and I will link it here)