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Using GoogleMaps  

Create private or public maps. Collaborate on a walking tour for your DNY class, lend a geographic component to your lessons, map out data in a visual way (poverty, literacy, nutrition, relief shelters)
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Submit a public or private map


Time-travel feature

  • Time travel: Google maps now allow a look back
    NOTE: "Street View" has an option to see what neighborhoods and landmarks looked like at different periods.. Previous pictures range from 2007- present, and focus on major urban areas, where the Google camera-cars take street-level pictures with greater frequency.

Time-travel feature

Why GoogleMaps

Using GoogleMaps allows you to make the most of GIS-related education features without the need for more complicated GIS programs. GMs allows you to create maps that remain "private" (only the people to whom you give the URL can access them) or are made "public" discoverable by anyone searching throughout GoogleMaps.

Google Maps also allow several people to collaborate asynchronously on a map.  The uses are up to you: develop a walking tour, lend a geographic component to your lessons, map out data in a visual way:  poverty, literacy, health, water, nutrition, fruit stands, relief shelters, the sky is the limit!

Getting started

You will need to have a Google Account to create a basic map; if you have a gmail email account, you are already half-way there!

NOTE:  If you want to add pictures to your maps you will need to have a place to upload the pictures so that you can embedd them in GoogleMaps -- Flickr, Picasa, Instagram or Facebook are some examples of web-hosting photo sites.  The uploaded pictures you want to add to your map should be set to  "public" view (check your setttings area)  (More info on Finding, hosting and citing pictures: http://campusguides.stjohns.edu/DigitalImages)

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