Having a php class that allows You to render a map and use a good subset of api v3 in few simple lines could be a good solution to achieve the result.
I came up with a clean, handy and useful class that render the map allowing the programmer to use many elements of the last Api in the easiest way. Moreover I added some extra functionalities like “flickr layer”. Take a look at the samples of usage of the class now and good mapping !!!