How to Add a Map in PowerPoint

Want a map in your PowerPoint? Go to ‘Insert’, pick ‘Maps’ under ‘Chart’ for a basic map. If you want a clickable map, grab the ‘Embed a map’ code from places like Google Maps, then in PowerPoint, hit ‘Get Add-ins’ and look for ‘web viewer’. Paste the code, and bam, you’ve got an interactive map!

Are you looking for an easy way to add a map to your PowerPoint presentation? This blog will discuss how to get up and running quickly with the necessary steps to insert a map. You can make your presentation stand out from the competition with just a few simple clicks. Let’s begin!

Method 1: Add a Map in PowerPoint Directly

You can add a map in the PowerPoint slide as a chart object. Here are the steps to do so:

1. Open the PowerPoint slide you want to add the map to.

2. Click on the Insert tab and select Chart from the ribbon toolbar. This will open a new window for you to choose your chart type.

3. Select Maps from the Charts section and then press Ok.

4. You will see a world map inserted in the slide. You can showcase data related to different countries from the pop-up excel sheet that opens within the slide. If you don’t want to add any data, simply close the excel sheet pop-up.

Note that this is a static image, and you cannot do much in terms of editing. However, it is a good option if you are looking to add maps to PowerPoint slides quickly.

Method 2: Add an Interactive Map in PowerPoint

If you want to add an interactive map in the PowerPoint to present a specific location, you can do so by using an Office Add-in.

1. First, go to the map’s website (Example: Google Map) you want to add in PowerPoint and find the specific location.

2. Press the share button that occurs under the tab of the place details. Then press “Embed a map”.

3. Copy the code from the box and save it for later. Now go to the PowerPoint slide where you want to add the map.

4. Click on the Insert tab and select Get Add-ins from the ribbon toolbar. This will open a new window for you to choose your add-in.

5. Search for web viewer and add the first add-in.

6. After installing the add-in, click on it from Insert> My Add-ins. A new window will open to paste the copied code of your map.

7. Paste the code after deleting the first part, including https:// from the beginning. And then press Ok.

8. You will see the map in your PowerPoint slide, which is now interactive.


Adding maps to PowerPoint slides is a great way to make your presentation stand out from the competition. You can either add a map in PowerPoint directly or use an Office Add-in to insert an interactive map. We hope this blog was helpful in understanding how to get started with adding maps in PowerPoint.