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Link to a Tour

You can use provide instant access to your tours from a web page using hyperlinks. When a user clicks or touches the link, the tour runs standalone in its own browser window.

How to link to a tour from a web page so that it opens in a separate browser tab
<a href="https://tour.mapsalive.com/83571" target="_blank">Floor Plan</a>
  • Copy the code above
  • Replace 83751 with your tour number
  • Replace Floor Plan with your link text
  • Paste the code into a web page
How to link to a tour from a web page so that it opens in the current browser window
  • Use the code from the answer above, but delete target="_blank"
How to link to a tour by clicking on a thumbnail image
<a href="https://tour.mapsalive.com/83571" target="_blank">
    <img src='../images/floorplan.jpg' />
</a>
  • Copy the code above
  • Replace 83751 with your tour number
  • Replace Floor Plan with your link text
  • Replace the <img> tag's src value with the URL for your image
  • Paste the code into a web page

Examples

Below are three working examples of links to a tour:

Linking Advantages

Some tours greatly benefit from having the entire browser area to display the tour's interactive maps and hotspot content. This is especially true for large, detailed maps on small mobile devices like phones. For those tours, consider linking in addition to, or instead of, embedding the tour in the web page.

The screenshots below show an example of when you might want to provide a link to the map.

  • Left: The tour is embedded in a web page
  • Right: The same tour is running standalone

In both cases, the user can zoom and pan the map, but they will see much more of the map when the tour is running standalone. By embedding the map, and also providing a link, you give the user the convenience of using the map within the web page while also providing the option to run the tour standalone by tapping the "See a larger version" link as shown in the screenshot of the embedded map.