But we can go further than that.
We’ve added a variety of easy-to-use advanced settings, to further customize the look and function of your embedded map.
How do I use the advanced settings?
Click the ‘advanced settings’ text at the bottom of the embed window to begin.
A drop-down menu will appear with different options. Let’s go through them one at a time.
Appearance lets you set the pixel with and height. The default is set to 600x400px. You can set it to any resolution that suits your needs. Take a look at an example with the appearance set to 700x700px
Under controls, you can select which base map appears behind the map you’re embedding. For example, you might want to use the Google Satellite basemap, to compare new imagery with old. Maybe you want to set the basemap to Open Elevation, to define rocky areas better.
Take a look at an embed we’ve setup with all the above options enabled.
There are two options you can switch between for the position of your map.
You can set what kind of behaviour your map should limit. These can be handy if you only want to show a specified area of your map.
Take a look at an embed we’ve setup with both the above options enabled.
All user and platform credits (such as the username of the person who uploaded the map) are automatically attached to each embedded map.
Annotations can also be viewed in the embedded maps, which is extremely useful for explaining the meaning of a map. Simply annotate your map in Soar, or have existing annotation from a user's comment up, then embed the map. Check it out!
Lastly, beyond these settings, we have further customization options possible by altering the styling in the code. We hope people who know their way around code go crazy with these settings and come up with unique style options that best suit their needs.
We can’t wait to see what you do with embedded maps. We hope it’s a useful tool to bring interactive maps to your websites.