November 21st, 2006 | Published in Google Ajax API
We've made it easier to get started with the Google AJAX Search API and Google Maps API. Just customize how you want a searchable map to be displayed on your site, and the Map Search wizard will write the code for you. All you need to do is copy and paste the custom code into your web page.
Your users will be able to search for places around a predefined center location and see the results without leaving your page. For example, try searching for 'coffee' on this map centered on Google: