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  1. Creating Custom Maps with Google Maps Edith Scarletto ALA Annual Conference 2011 Kent State University Libraries

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Title and describe Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Choose a placemark Choose a placemark icon or use one of your own. Edith Scarletto  ALA Annual Conference 2011  Kent State University Libraries