Google’s Gentle Introduction to Maps

Last month, Google announced a rebuilt version of Maps for the desktop. In keeping with most Google announcements, it’s cool (integration with Google Earth, photo-generated walkthroughs of locations, etc.) and creepy (more social, learns about you as you search) in equal measure.

If you are interested in finding out about the new Maps, and in ways to build simple maps for research or class purposes using the Google Maps Engine Lite tool, then you might be interested in Mapping with Google, a free self-paced course that starts today and runs for the next two weeks. It is similar to the Advanced Power Searching course Brian wrote about in January.

It is about as gentle an introduction to online mapping as there is.

Photo “An Old Tube Map” by Flickr user Matt Seppings / Creative Commons licensed BY-2.0

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