As far as a Google map you can create your own maps and add as many locations on them as you want and with your own icons etc. I have a few map collections I have created and will be showing them on my site once I get joomla functioning correctly. upgrading to the 1.5.1 version....time will tell.
I have created my own maps in Google maps, pointing out different places in cities etc. I then choose to copy the html text and paste into my Joomla content, using the HTML of course.This is the code
<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=sv&msa=0&msid=111940723429927245411.00044e677063e3aa0841e&ll=41.905146,12.478366&spn=0.055575,0.046606&output=embed&s=AARTsJrzCO6G6rw-LAeGjbKqF5o_vDLYFA"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=sv&msa=0&msid=111940723429927245411.00044e677063e3aa0841e&ll=41.905146,12.478366&spn=0.055575,0.046606&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Visa större karta</a></small>
Hurray, everything seems fine frontend, as you can see: http://www.italienportalen.se/resor/rom.html
BUT... I have tested this two articles with which I have tested this,and both times the text backend just have disappeard. Instead there is just a blue field and I cant even SAVE, or CLOSE the articles. Just open the. I can´t get the HTML-code either.
What has gone wrong?
How can I get my article back
And is it not possible to embed like this in Joomla? (I´m not using 1.5)
EDIT: I should say that I am using the JCE edtior, when I change to NO EDITOR I can see the code.