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RSCON Map Presentation

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