How to create an interactive map for your website
Updated: Feb 25
Interactive maps are one of the best interactive mediums for your website. It is engaging and can help your customers find what they are after quicker and more directly. People love clicking on maps to find what they need or see what's nearby. But creating a dynamic interactive map that will blend in with the rest of your website and branding can be very complicated and expensive, especially if you want custom filters and call-to-action buttons to guide your visitors.
You already have your data nicely stored in Excel, CSV, Airtable, Google Sheets or Webflow CMS, is there an easy way to convert that into an on-brand, professional quality custom interactive map quickly?
With No Code Map App, you can create an interactive map from your data in 3 easy steps.
Pick a template. Choose a ready-to-use template from our template library.
Import your data. Copy & paste in your spreadsheet data or link it to your database (Google Sheets, Airtable or Webflow CMS).
Customise it. Customise the map to your preferred map filter, call-to-action, font, colour, style and other settings.
Step 1: Pick a template for your use-case
We can created a library of ready-to-use templates so you can get your map going right away. When in doubt, you can always use our General Template which can handle any kind of data.
Step 2: Import your data
Depending on where you store your data, you can choose how you want to import your data. You can do a simple copy and paste or connect your Google Sheets / Airtable / Webflow CSM for a more dynamic experience.
If you are not sure your existing dataset is setup correctly, we have a sample dataset for you to use as reference. Of course you don't need to follow it exactly. In fact, our map builder is so intelligent you can include any kind of data in your dataset - address, web link, description, phone, email, text, number, dates etc. For better story telling, you can also include images and embed audio file under each location.
The only two column headers we require are:
"address" (or "location") column
Upon importing, we will show all of your data columns and for each map you can choose up to 15 columns of data. After that our map builder will automatically map all your data including auto-generated sidebar, map filters and call-to-actions.
Step 3: Customise your map
Now you can customise your interactive map to your preferred marker, color, font, zoom level, and search bar setting so it can seamlessly blend in with the rest of your website. Literally every part of your interactive map is customisable!
Furthermore and also uniquely to us is that you can also customise your information display, map filters and call-to-action buttons. No Code Map App is the only custom map maker that auto-generates customisable map filters and call-to-actions based on your dataset. Typically these are only seen on custom-built interactive maps. Now you can have them too!
With customised map filters and call-to-action buttons, it will significantly improve your user engagement and take your map beyond just a nice-looking online map!
With the right map filter and call-to-action buttons, you can link your interactive map with your other business tools (like Google Form, Stripe, PayPal, Calendly), and turn your interactive map into an "actionable" map where your site visitors could directly:
Buy or pay
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You can connect pretty much any internal or external site/tool to your custom call-to-action button and create an interactive map that is comparable to any custom-built map!
Give it a try and let us know what you think! :)