Last night I finally figured out a workaround to a frustrating Google Maps issue in Internet Explorer.

I’ve seen IE have problems with perfectly valid HTML in many other cases. Here’s the latest IE issue.

You can’t enclose a Google Map within a <div> tag and have the Google Map render correctly in Internet Explorer. I think even enclosing Google Maps within a table has issues in IE. Using the <div> tag works correctly in FireFox and other browsers though.

Here is someone else who had the same issue

The workaround is to use tables or other elements to format you page instead of the <div> tag.

Here is the working Google map that shows all of the Eastern Orthodox parishes in North Texas. Very cool!