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Gmaps003

  1. 1. Google Maps Presentation 003
  2. 2. Start <ul><li>http://docs.google.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. Task <ul><li>Create starter spreadsheet, not a new spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=p-zIWuNNsnGKqQ_V-SpUsRQ&newcopy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Task <ul><li>Fill out information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Task <ul><li>Follow instructions in spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name/Organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Website URL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About KML doc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Description </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Maps compatibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View placemarks in Google Maps </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Check up <ul><li>Your data should look similar </li></ul>
  7. 7. Test <ul><li>Click the link to “view in Google Maps” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Entering data <ul><li>Select the “PlacemarkData” spreadsheet </li></ul>
  9. 9. Entering data <ul><li>Notice “only edit white cells” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Get coordinates <ul><li>Get the coordinates for SCILS building </li></ul>
  11. 11. Get coordinates <ul><li>Double-click on marker to center </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Link in top-right corner </li></ul>
  12. 12. Get coordinates <ul><li>http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=scils,+08901&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=61.969195,137.460938&ie=UTF8&ll=40.506588,-74.452457&spn=0.029595,0.06712&z=15&iwloc=A </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the &ll= </li></ul><ul><li>& ll =40.506588,-74.452457 </li></ul><ul><li>Latitude is first, longitude is second </li></ul><ul><li>Latitude = 40.506588 </li></ul><ul><li>Longitude = -74.452457 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Entering data <ul><li>Clear out spreadsheet </li></ul>
  14. 14. Entering data <ul><li>Populate one row </li></ul><ul><li>Control-click to save data, view result </li></ul>
  15. 15. Publish data <ul><li>Go back to “Start here” spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Re-publish sheet </li></ul>
  16. 16. Publish data <ul><li>Get URL from dialog box </li></ul>
  17. 17. View data <ul><li>Now find cell to view Google Map </li></ul><ul><li>Hold down control key and click link </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resulting map <ul><li>A lot of work! </li></ul>
  19. 19. What we learned <ul><li>How to use Google Documents spreadsheet to create a Google Map </li></ul><ul><li>How to extract latitude and longitude data from a standard Google Map page </li></ul><ul><li>How to create a Google Map with no coding, using free web space from Google Documents </li></ul>

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