The Crib Sheet:


Overview: Google Maps (workshop outline)

  • Search & Get Directions
  • Satellite View, Terrain View, & Traffic
  • Street View
  • More... (Photos, Videos, Wikipedia, Webcams)
  • My Maps: Browse & Create
  • Google Maps Help

Your project for this workshop is to access our collaborative map and input a placemark on a location in which you have had a vacation or would like to vacation. We will then modify the placemark by adding the following content: text, images, video.  You will also be modifying the placemark itself.  Time permitting we will create a short walking tour of no more than one mile at our vacation location and input useful content along the route.

Our collaborative map can be found here

GWE Lancaster, PA

Time Permitting we will cover a few things with Google Earth and Google Sketchup

Link to the Google Earth site is here

Curriculum Integration Ideas
Projects: Google Maps in Other Languages:
Google Maps at the Winter Olympics here

Reference URL's

Google Lat-Long Blog

Google Maps on Twitter

Google Maps API

Google Maps Gone Wild

Google Maps Mania Blog

Google Maps- City Tours

Historical Map Collections

100 Virtual Educational Tours

How does google maps work