How to use the Map feature -
- Select an area. We will start with large with a major metro area, Seattle. However, any size area will work fine.
- Now, use the drawing/mark-up tools located at the bottom of the map box. Note the straight line, square, circle, etc. Select a specific area and add the shape to an area of the map. In one example, we are going to find "coffee" (this is Seattle) and in another, "food" in a certain radius (circle) or along or nearby to a specific street (straight line).
- Once the circle and line are drawn look for the magnifying glass connected to the shape. Click. Now run your search for the type of business, event, etc.
- Next, simply click the embed link (the "embed" link is found in the top right corner of an Ask City map) and away you go. The code to embed the map (in three sizes) is presented in a window, just copy and paste.
Here's the review about the other feature where you can create driving and walking directions by way of location(s):
- Enter in several locations and get the route both driving and walking. Here's an example.
- Note at the bottom of each step in the directions a hyperlink to "Adjust Route."
- Click it.
- "To adjust your route, click a location on the map you would like to pass through."
- Right click, zoom in or out as needed. Then, select the "pass through location" by placing the orange icon on or next to the location.
- Your driving and walking directions will be adjusted. Here's what a map might look like.
Click here to view an image of the directions Ask maps gives.