Can I change the marker in a Google Maps embedded map (iframe)?
I know I can do it with the Google Maps API, but do you know if there is a way to change the marker in an embedded Google Map?
I haven't played around with embedding Google Maps before (I generally go straight to the API for stuff like this). I tried a couple of approaches:
I figured maybe the embed syntax would be the same as the static maps api. So I grabbed a static maps URL, copied the markers param from that and tried sticking it into the iFrame URL. This didn't work so much.
I created a Google MyPlaces and customized the marker to use the one your provided. This created a Test map which had the appropriate marker icon. I then grabbed the embed code and stuck it on a test page and voila!
Actually I had the same problem but didn't use any of the methods above and thought I share:
If you only want a marker as I did but don't want to use API then simply fool google into thinking you want a route planned using the GET tags "saddr" and "daddr"
"saddr" defines your start location (post code , street name+ number, whatever)
ONLY define saddr and leave out daddr and google maps will by default still show the marker for "A" (your start location) exactly where you want it , all in iframe without API.