The "Quick and Simple" tools are for beginners and basic Web sites. They provide step-by-step instructions for plotting one or more locations on a map and embedding that map into a Web site.
The "Advanced" tools are for developers and advanced Web sites. Going beyond simple plotting, they demonstrate various ways to manipulate a map and add business-specific content. Developers will also be able to compare between the different Google Maps APIs.
In looking at the tools, the quick and simple tutorial is easy for pretty much anyone to follow. Pictures and graphics accompany all the directions, and demonstrate exactly what you'll need to do to insert a map to any Web site.
Example, Times Square, New York:
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If I can do it, you can. Check it out at GetMaps.