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  • Create features in Google Map Maker such as point , linear, and polygon features
  • Add descriptive details and data to features in Google Map Maker
  • Create directions from point A to point B
  • Edit features and edits from other users in Google Map Maker
  • Review and moderate features and edits

Geographic information is increasingly becoming an integral part of our lives. Sourcing and making a reliable geographical directory and database of the places we love, let alone one online, is a very expensive undertaking. However, with Google Map Maker, you don’t have to worry about the cost. Google provides a platform where individuals and communities can collaborate to put the places they love and know on the map for everyone to see and use across the world online, all for free.

"Instant Google Map Maker Starter" offers a simple approach to getting started with Google Map Maker with clear and uncomplicated examples and diagrams to take you through the process of creating and sharing your first map. This is meant to help you realize the full potential of this free web mapping platform for both your community and your business.

This book will help you out with discovering what Google Map Maker actually is, what you can do with it, and why it’s so great for you, your business, and your community.

You will find out more on Google Map Maker such as the countries supported, the system requirements including supported browsers, and some known issues. You will also be able to create point, polygon, and linear features and to create maps of places you know and love. You will also be able to understand how to review and moderate edits made by other mappers in Google Map Maker, and share edits , maps, and directions.

"Instant Google Map Maker Starter" is a simplified guide that will help you quickly create online maps of the places you know and love, to be shared by everyone in the world on Google platforms.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Understand the basics of Google map maker
  • Add places of interest such as your hotels, cinemas, schools, and more
  • Edit and update details for existing places
Page Count 50
Course Length 1 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781849695299
Date Of Publication 18 Mar 2013


Limoke Oscar

Limoke Oscar has been a member of the Google Map Maker community since 2009. He completed his undergraduate studies in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems from the Jommo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. He hopes to pursue a postgraduate degree in the same field in the near future. He has worked as a Google Apps Technical Support Associate at Google Kenya and is currently a Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Consultant running a geo solutions firm that he cofounded—Geoglobal East Africa Ltd. He is an avid user and contributor to Google Map Maker and other Google Geo tools and has made extensive contributions to Google Map Maker. In 2011, he was awarded a Distinguished Map Maker certificate by Google. He believes in giving back to his community through knowledge and technology as tools of empowerment. He does so by volunteering for the Wikimedia Foundation and the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation.