It would be useful to have a way to display a map or link to a map.
Currently most websites use an embed or direct link to Google Maps, but this is specific for Google (not a standard) and comes with possible restrictions.
It would be interesting to allow the device to decide what app use for maps.
I see two alternatives:
- Add a protocol like
a elements (something similar to
mailto:) and the browser decides which is the app to open
- Add a new element to HTML to display a map
The Maps4HTML Community Group is currently writing up Use Cases and Requirements for Standardizing Web Maps, and have a <map> element proposal to allow for interactive native web maps.
See the WICG proposal.
You’re welcome to join the Maps4HTML Community Group and share your thoughts and use cases!
As @Malvoz mentioned, we’re iterating on use cases and requirements. I built a set of custom elements which demonstrate your item 2, I believe. http://geogratis.gc.ca/mapml/en/cbmtile/
In any case please do join us and contribute your ideas!