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Map Channels

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The Map Channels logo.

Map Channels is a site that has a variety of embeddable maps for one to place on their website.



The Map Channels website has many map and map API related products.

Map Channel

Map Channel aims to enable people to embed maps with location and kml into blogs and websites. Version 1 was released in July 2007, the current version is Version 3, and was released in February 2009.

Map Channel creates two dimensional maps, which allow routing, with points of interest added by the creator which can then be embedded onto the web by simply copy-pasting the generated code. The Points of Interest can link into a database and have customisable icons on the map.

Street View Driver

Street View Driver is an application which allows a user to "drive" around the Google Street View areas. It was released on 28 March 2008.

There are controls for turning left and right while controlling speed. Speed alters how fast one travels along the Street View streets, with the turning controls coming into use for turning onto other roads when junctions are reached.

Dual Maps

Dual Maps displays different maps of the same area side by side for comparative purposes.

See Dual Maps for the main article.

Team Maps

Team Maps are maps which are editable by users of the website as well as the map's creator. It was released on 23 December 2008.

It can import/export KML data, though at this point it supports points, but not polygons or lines.

Switch Maps

Switch Maps is a simple map which can switch which map source the user is looking at. It was released on 10 January 2010.

It uses can display Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps and their various variations.


Map Channels opened in July 2007 as the successor of My Maps Plus, a previous project by the same people.

After a break in updates in the second half of 2009, Switch Maps was released on January 10 2010. [1]

External Links

Map Channels

My Maps Plus


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