Thursday, April 12, 2007

Google Maps

I know that this will just end badly, but I think that I love Google. They just keep on coming out with new, cool, tools all the time.

I've loved Google Maps (http://maps.google.com), but their newest feature just thrills me to no end.

You will now notice a new tab in Google Maps called "My Maps". This lets you annotate, save, and publish your own personal maps. Don't think that this is just a way to look at places, it is most definately a communication tool as well. These annotations can tell a story with text and images.

It was so cool I had to map out a few places around my campus. Check it out.

http://tinyurl.com/26gf2b

Lastly, this tool is incredibly easy to use. There's not that much functionality yet, which is good because there's not too much getting in the way of you using it. I predict that this will become one of my favorite tools to use both personally and professionally.

Dan

2 comments:

John said...

That's really amazing. The 'My Maps' feature is really a good one. I couldn't find my university on there. I wish the city names were on there. I will play around with it some more when I get some time.

Dan said...

Yeh, I had a really hard time the first time finding my school. I've had a little practice now though since I started using Google Earth. I wish that i could export a Google Earth map to My Maps. That would save me a lot of time. Not only do I have a bunch of stuff in Google Earth already, but it's also faster to do work in Google Earth.

Dan

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