Welcome To Map Channels

Working With Fusion Maps

We have recently been working with the website BridgeMapper.com to create a map showing locations of bridges in their database.

The beta map for this project can be viewed at www.bridgemapper.com/wordpress and at fusionmapper.mapchannels.com.

This map makes use of regional polygons to help with navigation and filtering the map data. There are are 2 levels of regional polygons: states and counties. Clicking a state polygon will display county polygons for that state. The project includes a number of other new features and can be developed further.

Please Contact Us if you need a similar project developing or if you can help with the development and marketing of any Map Channels project.

Websites for Sale

As a result of re-organisation some websites are being offered for sale. Please see here for details.

Street View game Projects

Need a game developing that uses Google Maps and Street View ? Please Contact Us.

View an example prototype game at Street View Rally.

Donation Changes

The donation amount to upgrade to supporter status has been increased to £ 25 to help fund site running costs. This change does not affect anyone who has already upgraded to supporter status.

29 July 2014

Map Channels v4.10

The Map Channels v4.10 update is complete now and includes a number of major new features. View a full change log on the v4 About Page.

Below is an example map which uses v4.10 provided by London For Free - the guide to free things to see and do in London. The site lists free events, walks, day trips and budget accommodation tips.

This map demonstrates some of the new v4.10 features such as styled map types, the geolocation button and the new info panel option.

The styled map types are provided by the shared repository at Snazzy Maps. The map below uses the Retro style.

Use Map Channels v4 to map KML, GeoRSS or Spreadsheet data feeds. Alternatively you can create an edit-enabled map which users can contribute to.



Map Channels Project Gallery

Click on an image to view the project page. Projects marked with * are located on an external website.

Map Channels v4
Map Channels v4
Map Channels v4
Local Maps
Dual Maps
Dual Maps
Route Maps
Animated Route Maps
Location Map
Location Maps
Team Maps
Team Maps *
Street View Safari
Street View Safari *
Directions Map
Directions Map *
Quad Maps
Quad Maps *
Trail Charts
Trail Charts *
Marker Gallery
Marker Gallery
Mars Street View
Mars Street View *

Map Channels v4.10

Map Channels v4.10 has been released with a few new features and bug fixes.

The major new feature is the ability to set a styled map type for your map. Styled map types let you change the colours and elements displayed on the map tiles.

A gallery of standard styled map types is available to choose from, provided by Snazzy Maps.

The new release is applied when you update your v4 Map Channel settings.

16 Nov 2013

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Autocomplete Maps

Create a map to display Google Search Autocomplete results on your website. Autocomplete Maps are easy to create and have a range of options to customize the search process and display of results on the map.

View the Autocomplete Maps home page with links to a number of demo maps.

You can Create a New Autocomplete Map or manage autocomplete maps you have created using the Dashboard (login required).

Open Tour Map

Open Tour Map is a new website featuring collections of interesting places to visit around the world. Each collection is presented as a tour with an interactive map, street view, images and place information.

If you have a suitable tourism themed collection of places in KML format you can register for a free account and share your map.

Place data from Open Tour Map is combined into a Google Fusion Table and presented on the Fusion Map.

Visit www.opentourmap.com to discover more.

Open Tour Map

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TeamMaps.com

Our new website at TeamMaps.com is the home for a number of new mapping projects.


TeamMaps.com Key Features

• Edit Enabled Maps: Add Markers, Polygons and Polylines
• Create User Accounts For Team Members
• Display Multiple Feeds
• Clustering To Display Large Numbers Of Markers
• Define Templates To Customize Data Presentation
• Integrated Google Places Search
• Filter By Name, Category or Feature
• Geolocation
• Custom CSS Styling
• Additional Layers: Traffic, Weather, Panoramio
• Mobile Mode
• Full Page Display or Embed Using Iframe

About Map Channels

Map Channels has been running since 2007 providing mapping tools mostly based on the Google Maps API. The Main Map Channels version 4 control lets you embed a custom map into your website or blog without the need for coding.

The service is free. You can use the map scripts generated by this site for both commercial and non-commercial use.


Get Started

Register for a free user account.

• Read the Map Channels v4 Tutorial.

• Also read the Edit Enabled Maps Tutorial if you want to let your site users contribute places to the map.

• Create a New Map Channel to embed your map into your website in seconds.

• Edit the map display settings to enhance your map's appearance and functionality.


Donate To Support Map Channels

Edit enabled maps and the local hosting option for Map Channels v4 are available to supporters.

Users who donate 25 GBP or more are upgraded to supporter status and receive benefits listed on the Donate page.

Supporters receive these benefits for as long as the site is running, there is no subscription time limit.

10 Jul 2014


Map Channels Hotels

Find your hotel bargain using Map Channels Hotels.

Destination City


Compare hotel deals from multiple suppliers with an easy-to-use search interface.
See hotels in Street View. Filter results by name or price.

Revenue from hotel bookings helps to fund the development and running costs of Map Channels.

Map Channels Events

View maps and calendars at Map Channels Events for upcoming events around the world.

Search for performer, venue or city



Other Websites of Interest

Street Cities hosts tools to embed Google Street View into web pages.

TripGeo is a mapping resource which hosts the Directions Map embeddable control.

Mashed World - featuring Street Tours and Worldwide Webcam.

EntCal - Event maps and calendars.

Team Maps - Mapping Tutorials and Events Guide.

Google Maps Mania - An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, mashups and tools being influenced by Google Maps.

Mapperz Blogspot - The Mapping News Blog.

Google Geo Developers Blog - Official Google Maps API Blog.



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