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Site Update News

• Team Maps version 3 is the latest version of Team Maps which is now hosted on the Map Channels website.

• Existing Team Maps users can continue to use all the earlier Team Maps mapping tools.

• Registrations for new users are closed. Please register on the Map Channels website to use the new Team Maps version 3.

Map Channels Feature Index

Display a single location  Geocoder  Dual Maps  Quad View Maps  Local Maps  Location Maps
Display a route  Animated Route Maps  Video Maps  GPX Maps
Display a geo feed containing multiple places  Team Maps  Map Channels v8  Map Channels v7  Map Channels v6  Map Channels v5  Map Channels v4  Switch Maps
Display multiple geo feeds  Team Maps
Display annotated street view  Street View Postcards  Street Tours
Games and Entertainment  Treasure Maps  Street View Driver  Map Channels Arcade
Other tools and resources  Geocoder  API Key Reference  Markers  Route Utilities

Map Channels Tools Index

Team MapsTeam Maps


Team Maps combine and display multiple feeds of data. Locations can be displayed using a combination of maps, birds eye view and street view.

• Multiple resizeable panels including two Google maps, Google Street View, YouTube video, index panel and profile panel.
• KML, Text and GPX format feeds are supported.
• Import data from other Map Channels projects (e.g. Map Channels v8).
• View routes using animated streetview or with synchronized YouTube video.
• Clustering option to display large number of markers.
• Add filters (name, category and value) to view a subset of places.
• An extensive range of options are available to customize your Team Map.

Dual MapsDual Maps


Dual Maps combine Google Maps, Google Street View and Birds Eye imagery into one embeddable control.

• Many customization options are available.
• Include an address search box.
• Supply either a latitude/longitude coordinate or a place address as a parameter.
• Free to use, no registration is required.
• See also Team Maps which can display multiple locations using a similar interface.

Quad View MapsQuad View Maps


Quad View Maps display a set of synchronized maps plus street view that let you view a location from multiple angles.

• When the 'Map x4' option is selected four separate maps are displayed in birds eye mode, each facing in a different direction.
• When street view is enabled a pegman marker is displayed on each map. The pegman marker on the first map can be dragged and dropped to change the current street view position.
• Use the address search text box to view different locations.
• Free to use, no registration is required.

Animated Route MapsAnimated Route Maps


Route Maps display a set of directions as a route map with animated street view.

• Display Google Street View and Birds Eye imagery (where available) for any point along the route.
• Watch an animation of all or part of the journey.
• Many options available to customize the map.
• Simple to embed the map on your web page, no registration is required.
• See also Team Maps which can display multiple routes with animated street view.

Video MapsVideo Maps


Video maps display a YouTube video alongside a route map. A marker indicates the currently viewed location on the route map.

• Click on any point along the route to view the imagery for that location.
• Optional display of street view and a route elevation chart.
• A separate version using the Leaflet Maps API is available.
• See also Team Maps which can display multiple routes with synchronized YouTube video or animated street view.

Map Channels v8Map Channels v8


Map Channels v8 can be used to map a collection of places and to edit the place data.

• Filter by category or by name.
• Display Google Street View.
• Search for a selected address or business by name.
• View your current location on the map.
• Add, edit or delete places on your map.
Earlier version of the Map Channels tool are available here :

Map Channels Version 7 :

Map Channels Version 6 :

Map Channels Version 5 :

Map Channels Version 4 :

GPX Maps


Two tools are available map route data in GPX format :

(1) GPX Maps - displays a map and elevation chart.
(2) Video GPX Maps - displays a map, video and elevation chart.

Treasure Maps


Treasure Maps create a 'treasure hunt' style game using Google Maps and Street View. Follow clues to discover a series of places on the map.

Try one of the example Treasure Maps or create your own.

Street View Driver


Explore cities at street view level using this improvised driving simulator.

Local Maps


Local Maps provide a simple way to create a map displaying a single place marker.
Options include:

• Google Street View.
• Driving, bicycling and walking directions.
• Google Places Search.
• Show map layers including traffic, bicycling and public transit.
• Distance Tools to measure distances between points or display a radius circle around the place.

Location Maps


Location Maps are a simple tool that display a map for a single location with optional street view.

Switch Maps


Switch Maps can display a single place marker and/or a KML data feed.

Switch Maps offer a choice of maps API to use when viewing the map, either the Google Maps API or the Mapbox API (using LeafletJS).

Street View Postcards


Street View Postcards let you display a selected street view panorama with additional text and image labels.

• Display your own custom panorama images.
• Create clickable web links.
• Animate labels.
• Rotate the Street View panorama.

Street Tours


Street Tours combine Google Street View and Maps to display an interactive tour.

Street Tours can display mutiple outdoor or indoor locations.

Clickable labels can be displayed within the street view panorama to provide additional information for the user.

Autocomplete Maps


Autocomplete Maps are a way to display Google Search Autocomplete results for a collection of places on a map.

Although the results are not necessarily scientific or correct they can be quite informative and/or entertaining.

Clicking the labels will display a list of all the Autocomplete results that were obtained.

You can create and manage your Autocomplete Maps using the dashboard.

A range of options let you select the search terms and display format for your map.



The marker page provides a reference table of the markers available within Google My Maps plus links to other marker sets.

API Key Reference


The API Key Reference provides a guide to creating and managing API keys for use with the Google Maps API.

An API key is not required for most Map Channels tools.

Some maps which can be locally hosted on your own website do need an API key.

Route Utilities


The Route Utilities page contains a collection of utilities to assist with creating and editing route data.These are:

• Route Free Draw Utility
• Directions To KML Utility
• Route To GPX Utility
• GPX Compression Utility

Spreadsheet Tools


This page provides two tools:

• KML to Tab Delimited Conversion
• Tab Delimited to KML Conversion

Map Channels Arcade


Map Channels Arcade hosts some projects in areas beyond mapping which use HTML5 Canvas.

Cat Has Hat : Test your powers of observation and reaction while viewing a series of super-cute cat pictures.

Tank of Duty : Fight tank battles on your desktop.

Animated Fractal Trees : View a collection of structures and create your own animated fractal structures.

Free Canvas Slideshow : An open source HTML5 Canvas Slideshow which is easy to add to your website.

Map Channels Events


Map Channels Events provides calendars and maps for upcoming events.

Features include :

A - Z Cities Index

Worldwide Venue and Event Map


TripGeo is a mapping and travel resource.

The site hosts the Directions Map tools which animates journeys using Google Maps and Street View.

My Maps Plus


My Maps Plus is the forerunner site of Map Channels, created in 2007. The original My Maps Plus mapping tool allowed users to create embeddable maps using data from Google My Maps.

User registration is now closed for My Maps Plus. Updated versions of the original mapping tools are now available through Map Channels.


See Bournemouth


See Bournemouth is a local tourism guide to Bournemouth, a coastal resort town in England.

The site was set up in 2006 and was the starting point for developing server-side and mapping code that was later used within Map Channels websites.

The current version of See Bournemouth uses an adapted version of the Team Maps tool to display maps, street view and placemarks.

The map also includes imagery from an historic 1897 street map and an Ordnance Survey map from 1931.

Deprecated Projects

Some tools have been retired for a variety of reasons. Most often this was because an API ceased to be available such as the older version 2 of the Google Maps API which was replaced by the current version 3 Google Maps API.

Other tools used the Panoramio API or the Google Earth plugin are no longer available.

A list of deprecated projects is listed below for reference purposes.

• Map Channels v2 and v3

• Instant Map Creator

• Team Maps version 1 and 2

• Feed Maps

• Holiday Maps

• Geocoder

• Photo Quiz Maps

• Street Earth Maps

• Virtual Earth Maps

• Map Channels Hotels

Introducing Team Maps version 3

Team Maps version 3 is a brand new mapping tool with special features to display multiple places, animated routes and video routes.

Key features of Team Maps include:

• Multiple resizeable panels including two Google maps, Google Street View, YouTube video, index panel and profile panel.

• Combine multiple feeds. KML and GPX format feeds are supported.

• Display routes using animated street view.

• Display routes with synchronized YouTube video recorded from dashcam devices.

• Click on any point along a route to view the imagery for that location.

• Use advanced features such as clustering and filters.

• A range of settings to customize your Team Map.

Team Maps New York Demonstration Map.

Team Maps Home Page.

Create A New Team Map.

• Visit the Team Maps Dashboard.

• Visit the Team Maps Reference.

4 June 2021

Introducing Team Maps provides tools to create advanced interactive maps for your website.

This site is a further development upon mapping projects developed at Map Channels over the last 5 years.

Team Maps is a full rewrite of the project also named Team Maps released at Map Channels in 2008.

This new version of Team Maps includes features from Map Channels versions 3 and 4 such as the display of multiple feeds and clustering.

We are looking for distributors and integrators to help with the marketing of Team Maps. Please contact us if you are interested.

Get Started

Register to create a new user account and team account.

Once registered you can create new maps and feeds from the Dashboard.

Key Features

• Create User Accounts For Team Members
• Edit Enabled Maps: Add Markers, Polygons and Polylines
• Display Multiple Feeds
• Clustering To Display Large Numbers Of Markers
• Define Templates To Customize Data Presentation
• Integrated Google Places Search
• Filter By Name, Category or Feature
• Geolocation
• Custom CSS Styling
• Additional Layers: Traffic, Weather, Panoramio
• Mobile Mode
• Full Page Display or Embed Using Iframe


Support Added For The New Google My Maps

KML and KMZ feeds from the new Google My Maps can now be imported into Team Maps. Please note that custom marker images are no longer included in the KML exported by My Maps. It is recommended to assign a single category to your My Map markers and select an appropriate marker image for that category.
28 Nov 2014

Add Polygon and Polyline Options

There are 2 new options in the Edit Policy section. These options can enable or disable the adding of polygons and polylines to a Team Map.
9 Jul 2014 Site Restored

Apologies for the site being down for the last two days. A transfer of other sites to the server did not go as planned and the result was that the server had to be re-imaged and installed from scratch. The site should now be operational again. Please contact us if you encounter any problems.
27 Aug 2013

KML Layers and Places Import

2 updates have been made to Team Maps - KML Layers. These layers as displayed in the right-hand options bar and can set to be initially displayed or hidden. - Places Import. Use this function to import data from a tab seperated value (TSV) feed into a map's internal feed.
6 Aug 2013

Team Maps Updates

A few updates have been made to Team Maps - substantial improvements to the update speed for clustering - changed default map settings - fixed the bug where feeds could not be deleted - edit policy can be limited add markers only (no polygons or lines) - name filter applies to all text displayed in the index sidebar.
27 Jun 2013

Quad Angle Maps

Four times the imagery. View locations using 45 degree imagery from four angles simultaneously.
26 Jun 2013

New Tutorials

Three new tutorials have been added to help with: Creating Editable Maps, Combining Feeds and Templates.
19 Jun 2013

Open Beta

The Open Beta phase has started. Register now and create your Team Map.
13 Jun 2013

Welcome To Team Maps

Closed beta testing has started. Participants can register for a free subscriber account.
1 May 2013

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Street View Overlay

Street View Overlay
• The Street View Overlay displays an overlay image on top of street view imagery which moves in sync with the street view panorama .

Street View Tour

Street View Tour
• The Street View Tour displays multiple street view locations with a different overlay for each location.

Quad Angle Maps

Quad Angle Maps display four separate 45 degree imagery views of the same location.

These views are linked so that as you pan one view the other views move accordingly.

Create a Quad Angle Map now.

View an example map of the Status of Liberty.

Quad Angle Map of the Statue of Liberty

Custom Projects

Custom mapping solutions can be developed for your requirements.

Please Contact Us for a quote.

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