Creating a User-Contributed Map Without PHP
Pamela Fox of the Google Maps API Team wrote a wonderful tutorial in November called Creating a User-Contributed Map with PHP and Google Spreadsheets. With the release last week of forms for Google Speadsheets it is actual possible to now create a user contributed map without PHP.
1. The first step is to create a form for your spreadsheet here. The basic information you need is a latitude and a longitude. I want users to be able to add their names to a map so I will also ask for a name. When you have entered your questions save the form.
2. Now it would be much easier if users could just click on a map to show where they live so we need to hack the created form. This is the most difficult stage in the creation of our map. You can have a look at the completed map form here( and enter your location on the map).
If you cut and paste the html of this page all you need to do is change the map key