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  • Where in the World? Or, Adding a Directory Map Using a Spreadsheet to Your Wiki By Denise Krebs @mrsdkrebs
  • Where in the World are You?
  • Let me know what you already know, please!
    • Yes or No - I have a Google Docs account. (NOT a school Google Apps account, but my own gmail account.
    • 2. Yes or No - I have created a spreadsheet on Google Docs.
    • 3. Yes or No - I have published a form for others to complete online using a Google Docs spreadsheet.
    • Yes or No - I have created a map that updates automatically for my blog or wiki.
    • 5. Yes or No - I have used or another program to create a static map for a blog or wiki.
    • 6. Yes or No - I have a wiki or blog to which I would likely add a participant map.
  • Using
    • Pros:
    • As participants complete the form, the map updates automatically.
    • Great for large group events or many participants. Little to no maintenance!
    • Cons:
    • I’ve only been successful adding these maps to Wikispaces. I’m sure someone else can help expand my knowledge!
  • Using
    • Pros
    • Very simple process
    • Uploads to many different platforms.
    • Great, easy way to show fewer participants.
    • Cons
    • A little more work to update map
  • Today, we are going to make the map using Zadling
  • Create a Google Docs Spreadsheet
    • First, you need to get a free Google account.
    • Then open Google Docs and “Create New” Spreadsheet.
  • Spreadsheet Columns
    • Make a spreadsheet with these columns:
    • Name, Description, Latitude, Longitude
    • It’s OK to add more columns than these, if you need more information.
    • Make the first column RANK, if you want the items numbered.
  • Publish the Form
  • Copy the Key Code & Save It Cut the code after “key=“
  • Making the Map
    • Go to the zadling post: “Create a Google Map From a Spreadsheet” at
    • http://www. zadling .com/2010/03/create-a-google-map-from-a-spreadsheet/
    • Don’t use Zadling’s way of getting latitude and longitude. is the only way to go.
    • We’re ready for Step #9 and click on the Google wizard.
    • http: //gmaps-samples . googlecode . com/svn/trunk/spreadsheetsmapwizard/makecustommap . htm
  • Easy Geotagging at
  • You or your participants should go here for latitude and longitude. Search for city Copy
  • Add to Spreadsheet or Form New Data
  • Get the Spreadsheet Key You Saved
    • Or you can go back to the published spreadsheet and get it again.
  • Paste Key in Google Wizard
    • Leave as is
    Change to your key Click
  • Scroll Down and Set the Map as You Like It
    • Experiment with the settings and how you want it to look.
    • Update Map
    • Do this as many times as you want.
  • Add HTML Code to Wiki
    • Scroll down and copy the HTML code.
    • It usually loads slowly for me--about 3 pages of code.
    • Place it into your Wiki.
    • On Wikispaces…go to EDIT > Widget > Other HTML.
    • Paste the long code into the box, but don’t publish because it’s not ready.
  • Copy the long HTML code all the way to the bottom.
  • Paste it into Wiki Widget
    • Click
  • Go Back to Google Wizard Click “here” to get API Key
  • Terms of Service
    • URL where map will be housed
    Accept Click
  • Get API Key at Top of Page Copy this one
  • Put the Key into the HTML Code on the Wiki Add code right here Looks like this
  • Finally…
    • You are finally ready to save and publish to the web.
    • Your map should be up and running, ready to be updated as people complete the form.
    • Blog Post at
    • with these slides and links to the Google Doc.