Maps can be embedded in the pages of any Wikia where the Maps extension has been enabled. If you have a use for maps on your local wiki, please contact us so we can enable them for you.
Adding a Map Visually
Wikis with the Maps extension can use the MapEditor tool (Special:MapEditor) to create maps. Much like with a normal Google Map, you can zoom in and out and scroll to get to the point on the map you want to mark. Then you can choose to mark a point, create a line, or draw a shape.
From there, you can mark more points or do more tasks until you are happy with the map presentation. If you want to change more of the external features of the map (which mapping service to use, what mode the map should display in), you can click "Edit Map Parameters".
Once you have completed work on the map, you can click "Export to Wiki Code". A pop-up will show with the wikitext you need to copy and paste into the page you want the map to be embedded in.
Adding a Map Via Source Code
Of course, if you are familiar with the extension sytanx, you can always code the maps by hand.
There are many options available for coding. A full list of things you can do with the Maps extension as well as the codes and examples you need to make your maps presentable are available here on the Mapping site.