Google Maps

Lead Learner:

Katie Morrow, Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator, SMART Exemplary Educator

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The Crib Sheet:
Google Maps

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


Activity: Collaborative "Favorite Places" Map

  1. Using your Google Account, the Lead Learner will invite you as a collaborator on our  "GWE Favorite Places" map.
  2. Add a place marker identifying your favorite place. 
  3. Add content to the place marker using the rich text editing tools.
  4. Advanced: Add an image or other media to the place marker using the HTML editor.
  5. Explore some of your colleagues favorite places...

GWE Minot's Favorite Places


Integration Ideas:
Other Applications:
Google Maps in Other Languages:

Wanna Work Together?
Two Men Take the Wrong Turn Down Street View

YouTube Video

 * There are a few more of these.  Check out the series on YouTube by searching for "The Googling".  My favorite is The Googling IV: Google SMS
How to Edit Features in Google Mapmaker

YouTube Video

* There are more Mapmaker tutorials on YouTube.

Where is Matt in Google Earth

YouTube Video

* Matt traveled all over the world and danced with people.  What a great way to educate children about different cultures and bring us all together.
Check out "Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)".  One of my favorite parts is Matt with the Baliwood Dancers.

Google Maps Resources

General Geography Resources


And something fun... Sampsonia Way:

YouTube Video

Now go to Googlemaps and search for: Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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

If you have an Android Phone

Sky Map

My Tracks

Edit Your "My Maps"