Maps - Embed Map Into Website - With Markers - Google Maps, Yelp, API,etc.
I want a script that will embed a customized map into my website, a map that will vary with the location of the user viewing it.
The script will display a Map with custom locations/"markers", and roughly centered around the user's geo-location.
It will need to be embedded within the website and load as soon as the user hits the page (or at least within a second or two).
For example if I hit the webpage from within the location of Manhattan,New York I would see something like gmap.png (attached) embedded into the website.
### INTRO ####
The idea is that the markers will specify local businesses (bars, shops, dentists, gyms, etc etc) within a radius (or at least give that IMPRESSION- it does NOT need to be super accurate, or even at all accurate... as long as it gives that impressions).
This is a script that will be used to "entice" people into my website, so it does not need to be super accurate. It just needs to be eye-catching and appear accurate, showing some local businesses in the area, at first glance.
That said, I have done a bit of research into our options and have listed everything here and attached.
Hopefully you can review all my notes below and open a discussion as to what the fastest easiest way to accomplish this is.
It may be possible that this is an easy script to do and I have over-researched it! But I have tried to be thorough...
In any event, I think we will need to stitch together several APIs and services, which I have discussed in the attached file.
### PLEASE REVIEW THE ATTACHED TEXT FILE AND THEN RESPOND ###
Please respond with specific thoughts about how you intend to do this job. Please be specific as to what scripts, API, you intend to use. Please respond to any of the above points, problems, answers to my comments, thoughts.
Please give examples of similar work you have done - or even work others done - that proves you can accomplish what I need.