Getting Started on Making Maps in Google MyMaps

Mapping can be a great way to communicate information to a client. In the past, making a digital map took complex and expensive software, but the advent of internet mapping has opened up new opportunities for you to create your very own custom map quickly and at low cost (free in fact!). You might be looking for a custom map to direct someone to your office, or a custom map to display something like the location of oil recycling centers.

Whatever your need, a map can help display information in a new way. This session will go over one of the most popular tools for online simple map create, Google MyMap. Google MyMaps can be embedded in web pages, sent via email, and overlay onto other mapping applications. Learn how to create, save, and publish a simple map in this session.

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Although not required, it is suggested that participants have created a Google account prior to the session (or if you already have an account, find that password!).

If you have an eXtension ID, you already have a Google account (using your eXtension ID and password). If you don't have an eXtension ID, you can create one at http://people.extension.org. Finally, if you would likfe another option you can create an independent Google account, go to http://gmail.com, click on "Create an account" in the lower right corner and follow the steps. The entire process should take just a few minutes to complete.

Mapping can be a great way to communicate information to a client. In the past, making a digital map took complex and expensive software, but the advent of internet mapping has opened up new opportunities for you to create your very own custom map quickly and at low cost (free in fact!). You might be looking for a custom map to direct someone to your office, or a custom map to display something like the location of oil recycling centers.

Whatever your need, a map can help display information in a new way. This session will go over one of the most popular tools for online simple map create, Google MyMap. Google MyMaps can be embedded in web pages, sent via email, and overlay onto other mapping applications. Learn how to create, save, and publish a simple map in this session.

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A few other resources that might interest folks:

Making Maps the Google Way manual (Google Maps):
http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/GISINFO.cfm?crs=20

Making Maps the Google Way manual (Google Maps & Google Earth):
http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/GISINFO.cfm?crs=18

All of the training materials we have available for download:
http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/Manuals.htm

A list of all previous and upcoming webinars offered through our training center:
http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/Webinars.htm

Presenters

Shane Bradt, Amy Hays

Created by Amy Hays

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