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How do you setup custom place markers when using Google maps that are embedded on your site?

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It requires the use of the google maps api. The custom markers are just images that can be used. The example there is very elegant by moving to a selected marker based on click.

for a full overview of the google maps api goto: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html

Marc Grabanski has done an amazing job creating a tutorial to acheive the same effect as above using google maps and Jquery. There are several Jquery scripts that make working with google maps a little bit easier. Have a look at:


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