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Create a map using Google `My Maps'

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How to personalise a Google map using `Google My maps'. Add tags, information, images, routes etc.

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Create a map using Google `My Maps'

  1. 1. WORKING WITH GOOGLE `MY MAPS’ <ul><li>Click onto Google Maps http://maps.google.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the tab that says My Maps’` and then click: `Create new map’. At this stage you will need to log-in. You can do this with your log-on details for a pre-existing Google account or create a new account. </li></ul><ul><li>At first sight you have less accessible tools than with Quikmaps. </li></ul>Created by Wendy North 06/03/2008 GA ICTWG and Primary Project Leader – Action Plan for Geography To gain access to this pre-created map I also have to click EDIT
  2. 2. <ul><li>CLICK on a place-marker icon to activate it and then click again on the spot where you want the icon to sit. A text box opens – choose Rich Text and a menu </li></ul>Created by Wendy North 06/03/2008 GA ICTWG and Primary Project Leader – Action Plan for Geography Add a place marker – click on icon Decide where you want the icon and click again.
  3. 3. Created by Wendy North 06/03/2008 GA ICTWG and Primary Project Leader – Action Plan for Geography Add text to the box – Select the Rich Text tab. This will allow you to customize the text and add links and pictures using the text tools. Clicking here enables you to select a different icon. It is also possible to add images into My Maps – see below for how to do this.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Add an image – this can only be done by creating a link to an online image gallery. The majority of photographs on `My Walk – Thornes Wakefield’ are stored on: http://picasaweb.google.com/wendyn549/WakefieldRiverCanal </li></ul><ul><li>Though I’ve added one photograph from the Geograph gallery, e.g. see the yacht symbol. http://www.geograph.org.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Geograph is a useful website to know about as it contains images for every square kilometer in the UK. The </li></ul>Created by Wendy North 06/03/2008 GA ICTWG and Primary Project Leader – Action Plan for Geography
  5. 5. <ul><li>An important step when adding an image to your Google My Map is to make sure you add the URL for the location of the image itself. (Not for the full page.) </li></ul><ul><li>To do this: </li></ul><ul><li>Open up the image from the gallery on your screen </li></ul><ul><li>Right click and choose `properties’ </li></ul><ul><li>Copy the URL for the image that is shown on the message flag </li></ul><ul><li>Paste the URL into the small box that appears when you click on insert image icon within Google My Maps. </li></ul>Created by Wendy North 06/03/2008 GA ICTWG and Primary Project Leader – Action Plan for Geography This is the web address that you need to paste into you’re my Map link.
  6. 6. Finally – good luck and don’t forget to share your creations with other geographers. Created by Wendy North 06/03/2008 GA ICTWG and Primary Project Leader – Action Plan for Geography

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