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1. Reuse Your Spreadsheet to Make a Map

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In the last activity, you linked street view images in Google Maps to your spreadsheet to inform users about a specific place.

In this activity, you will use Google “My Maps” to create your own customized map of the places in your area guide.

To do this, you will import the data from your spreadsheet into Google My Maps.

Then, you will experiment with My Maps features to customize your map.

Finally, you will link your map in your spreadsheet, so your users can use them together.

With this personalized map, your users will be able to see all of the places in your area guide at once.

Then, they can click on points in the interactive map to see your data in a new way.

To start, create a new map.

From Google Drive, open “Google My Maps.”

If you don’t see it in the menu, click “More.”

Name your map.

Then, add a description of your area for users.

In the next video, you will reuse the data from your spreadsheet by importing it into the map.

Now, it’s your turn: Create a new map in Google My Maps.

Title the map and add a description.

Then, click the “next” arrow to move on.

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Instructions
  1. Create a new map in Google My Maps.
  2. Title the map and add a discription.
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  • "Happy Alley by Kevin MacLeod" by incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100482) -- Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)