Multimap, the UK-based online mapping provider that was acquired almost a year ago by Microsoft, has released a new API that allows users to embed customized Multimap maps in web pages using a single line of HTML code. This new functionality is similar to the existing custom map embedding functionality provided by Google My Maps and third party integrator Map Channels.
As reported by Virtual Earth, an Evangelist’s Blog, here are the highlights for the Multimap Free API:
Below is a sample Multimap for Krabi, Thailand:
Although not necessarily a feature-rich API, this new release from Multimap provides the public with an alternative set of maps that leverage Multimap’s diverse set of European, Asian, and North American data. In terms of customization and functionality, it is quite limited compared to Google My Maps.