I wanted a component or plugin to use with k2 where I can use lots of different maps all with various different placemarkers. I needed them for category layouts. After 2 weeks and just about giving up I gave this component, along with the plugin, a try, and it is fantastic. It looks overwhelming at first, but after playing around you notice all the extras that I have not seen on any other maps. Thank you to the developer and for making this component non-commercial. Highly recommended and fantastic work!
You can notice, if you create simple map - you just only need to do - it is leave all by defaults.
In this case to create map - just set it width, height and center.
As for placemark - it's position and map.
It takes 10 seconds to create map.
The other settings - for advanced playing :)