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Dual Maps Version 5

About Dual Maps

  • Dual maps combine Google Maps, Google Street View and Microsoft Bing Maps into one embeddable control.
  • Dual Maps are free to use. No registration is required.
  • Many customization options are available.

Get Started

To create a Dual Map enter your settings below and click 'Create'.

Copy and paste the generated script into your web page.

Tip: To quickly create a Dual Map for a given address use the addr parameter. For example:

Version 5.1 : Secure Hosting

A new secure hosting option is now available which lets you embed a Dual Map into a secure web page (where the URL starts with https://).

The option is enabled by default when creating a new Dual Map.

The base URL for secure hosted Dual Maps is

3 Nov 2015

Whats New in Version 5 ?

Version 5 is a full rewrite of the Dual Maps code. This version uses the latest Google Maps v3 API which is faster to load and offers better support for mobile devices.

The interface now has a tabbed menu bar to select which panels to view. An information panel has been added to display details and coordinates of the place marker and streetview marker.

Some v4 features have been removed to simplify the control. These include the choice of street view icons and the panoramio and traffic layers.

Version 5 has some useful new features such as the dynamic bookmark link which allows you to easily bookmark the currently viewed location.

You can also use a custom place marker icon and make the place marker draggable.

Please contact us if you require any additional functionality or have a custom mapping requirement.

Dual Map Preview

Create Your Dual Map

Secure Site
Width   px Height   px
Map Street View Bird's Eye Information
Map Location
Map Options
Google Map Type
Bing Map Type
Mousewheel Scroll
Auto Birdseye
Place Marker
Custom Image URL
Street View
Latitude °
Longitude °
Heading °
Pitch °
  preview the map and generate the script

Find Address
Google Maps link


Dual Map Script

Copy and paste the HTML script below into your web page

Link To a Full Page Map

Dual Maps Reference

A dual map can be added to your web page by pasting the HTML map script. This code adds an Iframe containing a block of code to the page. You can manually edit this code to modify your maps appearance.

There are two elements within the script that can be changed: style and src.

Style Parameter Parameter Description
width Either a percentage value such as 100% or a value in pixels such as 800px.
height Should be a value in pixels (e.g. 500px)
padding Should always be 0
border Use 'border:solid 1px black' for a single pixel border around the maps. Remove this parameter for no border.

Src Parameter Default Value Parameter Description
lat 0 Latitude of Place Marker
lng 0 Longitude of Place Marker
z 0 Map Zoom Level (0 to 21).
gm 0 Google Map Type. 0=Road Map, 1=Satellite, 2=Hybrid, 3=Terrain
bm 2 Bing Map Type. 0=Road Map, 1=Satellite, 2=Hybrid
mw 1 Mouse Wheel Scrolling. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
be 1 Auto Bird's Eye. 0=No, 1=Yes.
bef 0 Always display Bird's Eye in full page (without the menu checkbox). 0=No, 1=Yes.
ni 0 Hide the 'Information' menu tab. 0=No 1=Yes (Hidden)
mv 1 Marker is Visible
md 1 Marker is Draggable
mi 1 Marker Image: 1=Red(default), 2=Green, 3=Yellow, 4=Blue, or supply the url of a 32x32 marker image.
panel msb Initially visible panels: m=map, s=street view, b=bird's eye, i=info.
pt blank Place Title
pd blank Place Description
slat 0 Street View Latitude
slng 0 Street View Longitude
sh 0 Street View Heading. -360 to 360 degrees.
sp 0 Street View Pitch. -90 to 90 degrees.
sz 1 Street View Zoom. 0 to 3.
addr blank Address to geocode. If an address parameter is supplied the lat and lng parameters are ignored

To display a Dual Map with automatic streetview (the pegman will point towards the place marker) :

Omit the following parameters from the URL: slat, slng, sh, sp, sz

Note that the automatic streetview displayed is not always the nearest available streetview. This is a limitation of the Google Maps API. You can sometimes find a better street view by manually selecting the pegman location and heading.

Terms and Conditions

1. Display the maps with no portions obscured.

2. Do not modify or adapt the javascript code without written permission from Map Channels.

3. Comply with the Google Maps Terms and the Bing Maps Terms.

Version History

3rd November, 2015: Version 5.01. Secure hosting is now available as an option.

26th March, 2013: Version 5. The Dual Maps code has been fully rewritten to use the current Google Maps v3 API. The project is available at both and

7th November, 2011. Project moved to as version 4.

2nd October, 2011. Improvement to the map loading process.

28th May, 2011: Version 3.03.

April, 2011: Version 3.02.

May, 2010: Version 3.01.

April, 2009: Version 3.0.

26th March, 2008: Version 2.

12th March, 2008: Version 1.

Related Links

Street View Driver - explore street view imagery with this driving simulator.

Dual Maps featured in the Google Maps API Blog


If you have any comments or suggestions about Dual Maps please use the Contact page to get in touch.


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