I want to make a website with a map on it. I have no idea what I'm doing. Where should I start?
The website will show the locations of... let's say, really good sandwiches. You go to the website and there's a map of the world there, with pins marking locations. You click on a pin and it shows you more information about the particular sandwich found at that spot.
Also on the website would be a list of great sandwiches, sorted by country. You can click on a link there and the relevant information box would open on the map.
Here are some maps doing the sort of thing I want to do:
Hugh's Fish Fight
Britain's Best Budget Restaurants
I'm doing this a hobby, both because I love sandwiches and for the mental exercise. I don't know how to do any coding. For now I'll be the only person updating the map, but I like the idea of eventually letting other sandwich-lovers add pins.
: Is "My Maps
" on Google Maps the best way to do this? Will it let me do both parts to the page (not just the map, but also the list of countries)?
: Should I learn about the Google API
? If so, where do I begin? The information on the Google Code pages is aimed at someone with more experience than I have.
: Any other Custom Maps 101 advice?