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For you guys would like to include a map in your discussions about Charlotte, we have a way to embed google maps directly in posts now. Have a look here.

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Neo and metro, I have created a map, but I am not getting it to embed. I think maybe my URL is a different format than what the instructions call for.

Here is the full HTML I am seeing when I click "Customize and preview embedded map":

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<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="no" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107649022209655052153.000438c2282d406205117&om=1&s=AARTsJpccWr0MtNbaHcbNNj_lPjENDuIXQ&ll=35.06984,-80.823218&spn=0.098348,0.145912&z=12&output=embed"></iframe><br/><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107649022209655052153.000438c2282d406205117&om=1&ll=35.06984,-80.823218&spn=0.098348,0.145912&z=12&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left;font-size:small">View Larger Map</a>

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I'm not sure, but I don't think the part between the s= and the output=embed is the same as your example.

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Google displayed the code in the wrong order on your screen for some odd reason. Please go to Google's My Maps tab again and follow the step-by-step directions as you did before and see if it displays it correct this time. I have noticed a couple of bugs with Google not displaying the code properly. If you still have issue please shoot me a PM and we'll get this worked out!

Testing:

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Please see the above post for the correct syntax to display your map correctly in a post. For some strange reason Google decided to treat your map differently than everyone else's map and I'm not quite sure why. I manually rearranged the map's code to display properly on our site. Hopefully any future maps will give you the correct code and not this weird version. Sorry for any troubles.

*As an additional note for anyone editing a map you currently embed into a post. The embedded map will update in real time as you edit the version in Google My Maps so there is no need to repost or edit a current post to display changes to a map.

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Thanks Neo, that's working now. My URL is still different, in fact, I have lots of MyMaps, and they all display the URL "incorrectly". No biggie, I can always re-arrange the parameters for embedding.

One note on your instructions, when I read "between s= and output=embed", I took that to mean *including* s= and output=embed. The example serves to clarify whether the endpoints of the "between" are included.

Thanks again.

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Thanks Neo, that's working now. My URL is still different, in fact, I have lots of MyMaps, and they all display the URL "incorrectly". No biggie, I can always re-arrange the parameters for embedding.

One note on your instructions, when I read "between s= and output=embed", I took that to mean *including* s= and output=embed. The example serves to clarify whether the endpoints of the "between" are included.

Thanks again.

I wish I had an answer for you as to why your URL's are appearing different than everyone else's but I don't unfortunately...and yes, I mean everything after s= but before &output=embed.

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Note that we have changed the way you embed a Google Map into the forums. This will allow all maps to work regardless of how it is arranged in the URL.

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