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Google Places business listings on one map

We have 10 of our firms with Google Places for business entries...  How do I make them (and only them) all appear on a map so I can embed on our umbrella website?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks LHerrou, what we would like is something similar to that but not static.  We would like the browser to be able to zoom (in/out), move the map and click on the markers to view the bubble with details and the "get directions" link.

It seems that the link you provided generates a jpg or png.

So far I have this but something similar to this is my end goal.
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By static, they do not mean an image, it's still Google maps, fully interactive. The API just allows you to set some parameters (from color schemes to locations to...). This is indeed what you need.

The Maps API provides almost all of the functionality of the full Maps for Business API (you can see the comparison here: http://www.google.com/enterprise/earthmaps/maps-compare.html)
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Yes, they do mean static like an image.  
Overview

The Google Static Maps API returns an image (either GIF, PNG or JPEG) in response to an HTTP request via a URL. For each request, you can specify the location of the map, the size of the image, the zoom level, the type of map, and the placement of optional markers at locations on the map. You can additionally label your markers using alphanumeric characters.

A Static Maps API image is embedded within an <img> tag's src attribute, or its equivalent in other programming languages. If a Static Maps API image is used outside of a web-based application (such as a browser) then a link must be included pointing to the displayed location in a web browser or native Google Maps application. (Google Maps API for Business users are waived of this requirement.) Please refer to the Google Maps/Google Earth Terms of Service, section 10.1.1(h), for the full and current language regarding this requirement.

This document describes the required format of Static Maps API URLs and the available parameters. It also points out some tips and tricks in specifying your URLs.

So this is not what I want.

I've used other areas of that Maps API to generate what I've linked in my last post.  But what I'm aiming for is an end result similar to the HR Block maps.  
Do you know how I progress to get the postcode locator and sidebar feature?
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Sweet!  
I've plotted all of our office locations (most of them I was able to use our Google Places business listing).

now, how can I tweak the look and controls so that the iframe map looks similar to my API test project (http://www.stacklaw.com.au/templates/stacks//WORKING_FOLDER//GoogleMapsAPI-testing.html)?
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It seems we're going around in circles here.  So I'll close this question and ask again when I revisit this project.