How to Add a Google Map Link

2022-Aug-3

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  1. Decide on the address you want. For this example I will use ruthven road hwy 28 ont.
  2. Open Google Maps the app or if in your browser go to Step 12
  3. In the upper left corner is the input area for the location you want: Search Google Maps:

  4. Type the location/address to find: ruthven road hwy 28 ont:

  5. Click Search 🔍 icon.

  6. Wait a few seconds for the map to appear:

  7. In upper right corner click ⠇

  8. A menu opens - 2nd option from top is the option Copy URL

  9. Click Copy URL.
  10. Pasting this into the web page you are editing you see this:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/ON-28+%26+Ruthven+Rd,+Highlands+East,+ON+K0L
    +1C0/@44.9505227,-78.0262618,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cd48af2bf4580c3:
    0xf0853f6d09770646!8m2!3d44.9505227!4d-78.0240731

  11. Add the html anchor tag around it, save, open in browser, click the link and you see the map:

    <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/ON-28+%26+Ruthven+Rd,+Highlands+East,
    +ON+K0L+1C0/@44.9505227,-78.0262618,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cd48af2bf4580c3
    :0xf0853f6d09770646!8m2!3d44.9505227!4d-78.0240731" target="_blank">Google Map
    Link to Ruthven Road Hwy 28 Ont</a>

    Google Map Link to Ruthven Road Hwy 28 Ont

  12. You have opened Google Maps in your browser for your location/address:

  13. In the side panel on the left side, find the Share icon, click it:

  14. The Share window opens, under Link to share you see the link and to the right you see COPY LINK:

  15. Click COPY LINK
  16. You see a small message Copied to clipboard at the bottom:

  17. Pasting this into the web page you are editing you see this - a much simpler url:

    https://goo.gl/maps/7U7ijgRSSpv4cpQw9

  18. Add the HTML anchor, <a>, tag around it, save, open it in your browser, click the link and the map opens:

    <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/7U7ijgRSSpv4cpQw9" target="_blank">Google Map Link to Ruthven Road Hwy 28 Ont</a>

    Google Map Link to Ruthven Road Hwy 28 Ont

  19. Done.