Just a quick one.
Google Maps is great for embedding a quick map on a Contact Us page – but often the pop-up ballon that appears giving more info about the address can look out of place – especially if the frame you are displaying it in is smaller than the balloon.
Its tough to find official documentaion on how to easily customise these embedded maps, but here is a nice post with details of some of the extra variables that appear in the querystring for the url of the iframe:
So, if you have the one address that you just want to display the red “pushpin” for, and NOT the balloon, do the following:
1) In the embedded code you have copied from Google, locate the parameter in the iframe src url (not the href for the text View Larger Map) that says “iwoc=A”
2) Change it to “iwoc=B”
According to mapwiki (see link above) it changes the balloon’s position to be over the pushpin for B – and as that doesn’t exist in this case, it doesn’t appear – woo hoo!
There is probably a neater, less voodoo, way to do this – but this works for me for now!