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Adding Images & IFrames to your Map Points

What are we talking about here?So let’s say you have a map that depicts all of the countries you have visited.It’s one thing to have a pin in France and show “Paris, 2008” in the pop up bubble, but it would be a heck of a lot cooler if you could click on that pin and see an image of you next to the Eifel Tower. Alternatively, maybe you’re looking to provide some information about France to the person looking at the map.The ability to integrate an IFrame into the pin pop up bubble makes it easy to show the user a fully functional website about French tourism when they click on the pin.
If you followed the couple tutorials that talked about hyperlinks, e-mail and Skype this should be a piece of cake…

What does it look like from a spreadsheet perspective?Just like our last 2 tutorials, the key here is all in the way you enter data into your Google Spreadsheet.  Again, a bit of HTML is all you need.  Take a look at the second column in the spreadsheet titled Image.  It contains the HTML req…

Adding Email & Skype to Your Map Points

What are we talking about here?
Lots of folks use MapAList to share contact information above and beyond just physical addresses.  We see maps all the time that include email addresses and/or phone numbers in the pin pop up bubbles.  What you may not know is that it's easy to make those email addresses and phone numbers "active".  In other words, you can create your map such that someone looking at it can click on the values in the pin pop up bubbles to initiate an email or a phone call (via Skype).  This makes your map more way more interactive.  Let's take a look at how it's done...

What does it look like from a spreadsheet perspective? Just like hyperlinks, the key here is all in the way you enter data into your Google Spreadsheet.  A little HTML does the trick.  Using "mailto" and "callto" make this a pretty straightforward process.
Scroll to the right in the frame below and take a look a the third column in the spreadsheet titled E-mail Link.…