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    Google (or other) Map Pop-up

    I'm sorry if this has been covered but my searching hasn't found it.

    I have some text that contains references to places for which I would like a map pop-up to appear (clickable or mouse-over, don't mind).

    I can (and would prefer to) provide the latitude/longitude coordinates in DMS form.

    I'd prefer Google but another map provider would do.

    I have used inline Google maps before but can't seem to find any reference to pop-ups.

    Thanks.

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    Perhaps I am using the wrong terminology

    I now understand that pop-ups are not generally acceptable and open a new tab and/or invocation of the browser which isn't really want I want anyway.

    I don't know what the correct term is for such a window but what I want to happen is that a small e.g. 300x250 window displays dynamically over the top of the existing webpage showing a map associated with the reference (clickable or mouse-over) based on provided latitude/longitude DMS parameters.

    I'd prefer Google but another map provider would do.

    I have used inline Google maps before but can't seem to find any reference to this type of display (whatever the correct term for them is).

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    You might want to check these examples.html from Google Earth for ideas.

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    sounds like you just want someone to point you in a direction. you want a modalbox, lightbox or even perhaps somethign like the jquery qtip plugin ( http://craigsworks.com/projects/qtip/)

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    Sorry wbport, I can't find anything in the API documentation and examples. Everything starts (or appears to start) with the premise that you have a map and want to do something with it. I have text (and location parameters) and want to display a map based on that (sounds like a pretty common thing to do but then what do I know.

    DanInMA, spot on (I think)? Now I know it is a "modalbox" that I want (I think). When you know what to search for, it makes life a lot simpler.

    e.g. http://demental.info/modalbox/example.htm

    I probably should have known that already.

    Thanks.

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