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…
- The most common library My Map is a map all of the library locations within a library system or geographic area. Some nice examples are: the Seattle Public Library locations, Carnegie Library Sites Worldwide, libraries in Southern California, Central California Public Library Outlets (libraries as “outlets”… wonder if the books are cheaper there).
- 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.”
- Here’s a map from the Registry of Open Access Repositories that uses screen shots as push pins.
- 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.”
- Map of zine libraries around the world.