As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my organization uses MediaWiki as an intranet. Recently, I wanted to give the rest of our staff insight into the ongoing office search. A quick peruse of the MediaWiki extensions page led me to the GoogleMaps module. One of the more user friendly MW add-ons I’ve played with, this extension includes an editor that allows you to very easily search for and add locations to a Google map displayed on your post. It also offers a great deal of parameters to control exactly how you want your map to appear; size, zoom level, satellite/map, etc. Best of all there’s no need to remember any cryptic syntax. Simply, get the map in the editor to look like you want it to appear on the page by navigating the standard map controls. Then, copy and paste the wiki markup into your post. Quick and painless.