Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Embedding maps, part of Sway Essential Training (2015).
- The process for embedding something like a map is very similar. Let's grab the embed card, and I'd like to embed a map to 123 Oxford Street, which is where our flagship Landon Hotel is. Notice that I can get directions and everything else if we have the codes to embed this, which is pretty cool. This URL contains all of the information that I'm going to need. Now, you'll notice that I have lots of choices here about different types of maps, and if I choose a different type of map, it will actually change that in the URL.
If I want to though, share or embed the map, I can click right here, and it's giving me actually exactly the same URL that I have up here. If I want to create a short URL, I can do that, and the reason to do that is to have something that you could put on a business card, or something that's human readable, so that somebody can easily type it in. If you said go to G-O-O.G-L/maps/924 uppercase W, lowercase I, they can do that. As opposed to this, which nobody is going to type.
So, if you want to shorten the URL, that's fine, and that gives you a link. To embed the map, you make some choices. So, I can choose a small map, I can choose a medium map, which is what I'm going to do. I'm going to copy the URL that was created for the embedded map. Let's now go back, tap and paste, and remember, we're not going to see anything exciting happening here until we go to our preview.
There's our embedded video. Here is our embedded map. If I return to my story line, if I want to delete the map, you know how to do this. There's a card if I want to resize the map, I can do that as well. If I want to add some text about this particular location, I could pull in a text card, Our Flagship Hotel, The Landon Hotel West End London, more and more information.
Remember then in terms of grouping, I can group these two items together. That will present them in a grid, and now when we go take a look at our preview, this is how we're going to place information about the hotel next to the map of the hotel. All very easy to embed this information from one of the mapping programs like Google Maps.
- Creating Sways
- Using cards
- Choosing a design and navigation strategy
- Duplicating and remixing Sways
- Embedding other content
- Inviting others to edit your Sway
- Sharing Sways