Create a custom Google Map

Hi I would like to know how I can create a map similar to what is produced by Aardvark map but without the bottom links to create another map with Aardvark.

I would like to make an image on my site and when users click this image it will open a popup lightbox with my map and including the marker I would have set.

Thanks

any help please?

I am Also willing to know… how to create customized map?
help me please…:confused: