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Google Infowindow :: Google Maps Infowindow :: Google Map Infowindow

Updated on September 28, 2011

Google infowindow's appear on Google Maps. A Google Maps infowindow supplies information about Google Maps Marker locations. Google Maps infowindows can be found on the following layers:

  • Locations; Businesses; My Maps; Real Estate; Wikipedia; and Buzz.
  • Webcams, Photos and Videos.

Google infowindows supply information about a Google Map Marker.

Google Maps Infowindow

Google Maps infowindow pop-ups appear when you click a Google Maps Marker. They display additional information about the location. To view the infowindow, do one of the following:

  • Click the Google Maps Marker

  • Click the Google Maps Marker in the Google Maps Search Results tab

  • Click the appropriate link in the Google Maps Search Results tab

Google Map Infowindow

Google Maps Infowindow Wordle by Humagaia
Google Maps Infowindow Wordle by Humagaia

Information in an Infowindow

Google Maps infowindows contain the following information:

  • A picture from Panoramio.
  • An address, if the infowindow is for a location or a business.
  • A web-address, if one is associated with the entry.
  • Real estate / properties has prices and limited information about the listing such asnumber of beds and bathrooms.
  • Businesses and locations have the number of reviews and a link to view them. They are presented on a new results page.
  • Locations alone have a star rating against them.

Google Infowindow for Business Marker
Google Infowindow for Business Marker
Google Maps Inforwindow for Location Marker
Google Maps Inforwindow for Location Marker
Google Infowindow for Buzz Marker
Google Infowindow for Buzz Marker
Google Map Infowindow for Wikipedia Marker
Google Map Infowindow for Wikipedia Marker
Google Infowindow for Locations Layer
Google Infowindow for Locations Layer
Google Maps Infowindow for Webcam Marker
Google Maps Infowindow for Webcam Marker
Google Map Infowindow for Wikipedia Marker
Google Map Infowindow for Wikipedia Marker

Google Maps Infowindow Links

In addition to the above specific, important, relevant information, a Google infowindow also has links to the following:

  • Directions - the search bars come up in the side bar results area and are actioned as described elsewhere in this article series.
  • Search nearby - when a search box appears.
  • Save to - when you have the option to save, or to save to, one of your 'My Maps'.
  • [more....] or [more info....] - when a selection for the following is made available in a drop-down window:
  1. Zoom here - takes you to the maximum zoom level directly.
  2. Street View - in certain locations, you can view and navigate street-level imagery by clicking [Street View] in the drop-down list on the Info Window
  3. Write a Review - here you are able to become an amateur reviewer and write your own review of the location with Title and Body text and give the location a rating up to 5 stars. Who knows, if you are good enough you may get lucky and be 'discovered'. If you view a review you may occasionally be astounded by what is written for a location - I have just clicked on 'Write a Review' for St. James Park in the heart of London, UK, and been presented with a review for Newcastle United Football Club (which just so happens to reside at St James Park, Newcastle, UK) - it just goes to show you can't believe everything you see on the internet. But then again they have placed the icon marker in the middle of a stretch of water, which just happens to be the best place for Newcastle FC!. In fact there are two icon markers for St James Park so I reckon someone is having a lark and no-one has noticed and changed it yet. Or Google Maps has just got it plain wrong, Ha Ha Ha!
  4. Send - the map is copied ready to be sent as an e-mail attachment from your e-mail account if you have a Gmail account.
  5. Move marker - this is a misnomer: you can move the map so that the position of the marker is in an alternate position on screen but not in a different position within the map.
  6. Edit details - you can edit a limited set of details and / or report a problem.
  7. Report a problem - so I did and left the comment "This review should be located in Newcastle, UK not in London UK". I'll have to check back some time to see if the re-location took place!
  8. Show all edits - a log history is presented in an 'Edit History' pop-up screen.

Google Map Infowindow for User-Created Map
Google Map Infowindow for User-Created Map

Google Infowindows

Google infowindow's appear on Google Maps. A Google Map Infowindow supplies information about Google Maps Marker locations. Google Infowindows can be found on the following layers:

  • Locations; Businesses; My Maps; Real Estate; Wikipedia; and Buzz.
  • Webcams, Photos and Videos.

Google Maps Infowindow's supply information about a google map marker.

See also:

How To Google - homepage of "Google How To".

How To Google in English - for the English version index to "Google How To" subjects.

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