Each map has one of these flowers to identify blogger locations… … and while you may think that the petals mark the spot, it’s actually the bottom of the stem.
If you click in the middle of the flower, a balloon will popup and allow you to visit the blogger or town being displayed…
There are also some shortcuts available. Rather than using the Zoom arrows you can place your cursor anywhere on the map (apart from within a flower) and left double click to zoom in one level…
… or right double click to zoom out one level. Wherever you click your cursor on the map becomes the new center of a zoomed in or out map…
Another shortcut is the ability to move around by dragging your mouse... Left-click somewhere on the map and while holding the click use your mouse to move around.
And that’s the basics of Google Maps. In the future we may see Climate Zones emerge plus a few other features that will aid all bloggers and gardeners alike. If this tutorial was beneficial, please let me know in the comments section. Also, I’m keen to know what other tutorials you might like to see here.