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Google Maps Engine

May 5th, 2014 | Posted by jcm in Digital Humanities | GIS | Google

One of the newer online mapping tools we use at St Olaf is Google Maps Engine Lite. It’s a quick way to make a good-looking map very quickly. You can create points manually, or add them using a Google search. You can also draw polygons, and add additional information about your features– including images and video! Even better, you can fully integrate your map with Google Apps, so you can share it with others, and best of all, it’s easy to embed your map on a web page. While the functionality you have available is somewhat limited; it’s quick, it’s easy to use, and it’s easy to share and publish with it. With Google Maps Engine Lite, you can go from zero to a simple map on the web in five minutes. We’ve added an example of what you can do quickly and easily with Google Maps Engine below.

Check out the Google Maps Engine Guide on the St Olaf IT website, recently updated!

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