The Maps extension on Wikia is a new-ish extension, and the help page doesn't explain entirely how it works, so I'm going to write this blog as a guide for anyone using or considering to use the Maps extension. Because the Maps extension isn't enabled on Community Central, I'll will link to a blog post with examples on my home wiki (which has maps enabled)
Firstly, what is the maps extension? Well the maps extension is an extension that is optional - in that you need to write into Special:Contact to ask Staff to enable it. The maps extension provides maps, using either Google Maps or OpenLayers Maps, both of which are fully capable of doing the job needed.
Google Maps is the basic map and the default map. The most common type of map is a map…
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