Learning Intentions: create a personal gmail account, search locations, switch between satellite, terrain and maps views, create map to include a tour of Greece using Google Maps pinpoints(change icons, adding photos, titles and descriptions, and routes) Create a KML file by opening in Google Earth, work within different layers, save maps in my places, add any additional comments, print and annotate maps.



Lessons 1 and 2




Step One:

If you don't have a personal GMail Account please create one here.



Step Two:

Click on maps at the top of the GMail Page or go to google maps directly and click on create a new map.

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Name your map and write a short description for it.

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Collaborate with your partner(s).

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Include their email address(es) and ask to be sent a copy of the invitation by clicking on the box. Do not allow them to invite others and do not allow anyone else to

edit your map. These boxes should not be ticked for this lesson.

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Step Three:

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You can view your map in different ways. Try the different views: Map, Satellite and Terrain.

You can also add photos, videos and More by clicking on the More button.



Find a location on your map that you would like to use in the project and pinpoint it using the marker. Once you place it on the map a window will open up asking you for a label and description. These are important parts of your map and need to be filled in carefully. Don't worry if it is not perfect, you can always edit it later. Notice how you can change the icon or add a picture as an icon by specifying a URL or web address of the picture. Take a look at some of the other features (shown below) that are available on the page.





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Important! Try using Google Image's advanced search option to search for pictures that are available for reuse.

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Lesson 4




Step One:

Finish off your map in Google Maps first. The next step is to open it in Google Earth. This will create a KML file that you can save in your documents and share with others.(You can also allow others to collaborate on or share your map by inviting them to be viewers or collaborators.)

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Step Two:

Once in Google Earth you can try out a great many features like adding more place marks and shapes, recording a tour, showing historical images, showing the sun over the landscape,switching between the sky, Earth and other planets, measuring paths and adding different layers.
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Step Three:

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You can also add content to your Temporary Places, which are basically different tours and places to visit in Google Earth. These can be saved to Your Places by choosing this option from the File Menu.



Step Four:

Once you are done exploring Google Earth, go back to view your map in Google Maps and ensure it is complete and ready for printing.

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You may print it off at home, or at school.



The Last Lesson


In the last lesson( # 4), you will be asked to finish off the map, adding the key, labels etc either by cutting and pasting or by editing it in Word or Google Docs.



Printing Off Your Work


You have several choices you can print off your work directly from Google Maps and then physically cut and paste the project together or go for those top marks and put it together in Word and print off the final project.







Word/Google Doc Alternative


If you prefer to put your project together digitally, you will need to take a screen shot of the map using shift/command/4 or Jing.You can do the same for the icons and picture descriptions on the left hand side of the map. These can then be pasted or dragged into Word and added to the project.



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Share Your Map




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