My Maps, Your Library

August 16, 2007 § Leave a comment

Google’s My Maps is making it really easy to create snazzy customized maps. There is no separate URL for My Maps, just go to regular old Google Maps and click on the My Maps tab. Here’s the help page but the easiest way to get a sense of what you can do with My Maps is to just check some out…

  • Here’s a cool one, the Learning 2.0 throughout the World map: “A map of libraries who have participated in the Learning 2.0 program created by Helene Blowers at PLCMC.”
  • A library in Illinois used My Maps to effectively demonstrate the breadth of its Interlibrary Loan activity: “Locations of libraries we have loaned materials to in 2006-2007.”

Here are a couple of related map articles worth a read… Google Maps is Changing the Way We See the World from Wired and With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking from the NY Times.

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