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Creating Custom Maps with Google Maps. Edith Scarletto ALA Annual Conference 2011 Kent State University Libraries. Why create a custom map?. Creativity Unique content Editorial control Online editing Little mapping knowledge needed.

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Creating custom maps with google maps

Creating Custom Maps with Google Maps

Edith Scarletto

ALA Annual Conference 2011

Kent State University Libraries


Why create a custom map
Why create a custom map?

  • Creativity

  • Unique content

  • Editorial control

  • Online editing

  • Little mapping knowledge needed

Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries


Creating your map
Creating your Map

Use your current Google account to sign in, or create one.

http://www.google.com/maps

Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries


Title and describe
Title and describe

Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries


Find your location
Find your location

Use zoom and pan to find your location or use the search feature to get started

Then click EDIT to add places, or features

Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries


Adding points
Adding points

Select your first point with the placemark tool and give it a name.

Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries


Choose a placemark
Choose a placemark

Choose a placemark icon or use one of your own.

Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries


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