Creating your own Google Map

This week we talked about maps and how they can be used to enhance stories.

If you’d like to review what we learned in class, watch this video on How to create a “My Map” in Google Maps.

For basic instructions check out the My Maps Help Articles.

To embed your Google Map in your post on San Fran Beat follow these directions:

1. In the upper right corner of your Google Map, click on LINK.

2. Next, click on “Customize and preview embedded map.”

3. Set the width to 580 and the height to 350. Then copy everything in the box under “Copy and Paste this HTML to embed in your website”.

4. Open your post to edit it and click on the HTML tab.

3. Paste the code in your post either above your copy or after your copy. The code you paste should look something like this:

4. The embedded map will look like this when you publish your post:

For more information about the assignment that’s due the week of Feb. 28, click on your class in the main site nav above.


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