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ASSIGNMENT 2 - My Map
Hurried travelers move from point A to point B as quickly as possible.  Some use whatever transportation is available.  This might include driving, biking, walking or taking a public bus.  How can a person know which is the fastest?  Google Maps show maps, terrain, and satellite imagery.  People can explore the geography, save to "my Maps", and share with others.

DIRECTIONS

Part 1
  1. Follow along with Video 1 - ends on Section C - drive time & distance
    • Note:  The file name is "07 Google My Map - Part 01.mp4"
  2. When done, raise your hand.
  3. Politely show your teacher your document.

Part 2
  1. Continue with Video 2 - ends on Section F - my friends house & sharing the map
    • Note:  The file name is "07 Google My Map - Part 02.mp4"
  2. When done, raise your hand.
  3. Politely show your teacher your document.


Part 3
  1. Finish your project with Video 3 - ends on Section G - mystery structure
    • Note:  The file name is "07 Google My Map - Part 03 - for 2nd Day.mp4"
  2. When done, raise your hand.
  3. Politely show your teacher your document.




(Here's the folder with the videos:  DropBox Folder.)




OLD DIRECTIONS

Section A:
  1. Start off by watching Video 7 Personalizing Map Data.  Watch from the folder (see above) OR DropBox OR  use this Vimeo link.
  2. In a new Chrome window:  Log in to your Google account and create a new Google Document.
  3. Rename the document like this: [lastname] [firstname] Google Maps, ex. Smith John Google Maps.
  4. On the document write:  My Google Maps Project.
  5. Press enter three times.
  6. Share the document with your teacher.  For example:  wissnera+hour@waylandunion.org
  7. Raise your hand, politely ask your teacher to check it.

 Note:  Google has two different map web sites. 
 If you can not find something on one, try the other one.


Section B
  1. Now open a new window by right-clicking here ->maps.google.com.
  2. Click on My Places.Google Map
  3. Create a new "My Maps".
  4. Name your map: [lastname] [firstname] Google Maps.
  5. Click on "get directions".
  6. On line A, type your home address.
  7. On line B, type the address for your school, for example: 701 Wildcat Dr., Wayland, MI  49348
  8. Click the blue, "Get Directions" button to see your route.
  9. Maximize your Google Maps window.
  10. Press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard to save a screenshot in the computer's memory.
  11. Open your Google Document, and paste.
  12. Above the screenshot write "Section B - My Home".
  13. Then write a sentence describing the relative location of your home compared to the school.
  14. Raise your hand, politely ask your teacher to check it.

Section C
  1. Now it's time to compare your different modes of transportation.
  2. UNDER the screen shot, write "Section C - Travel Time".  Under that, write the answers below.
  3. On the map, click on the car icon, and see how long it will take to travel from home to school.  Write this information in your document. 
  4. Do this twice more, but this time, use the icons for walking and biking. Include this information in your document.
  5. Try the public transportation button.  If public transport is not available in your area, write in  your document that "public transportation is not available".
  6. Google Maps transportationRaise your hand, politely ask your teacher to check it.


Section D - SKIP THIS SECTION.  GOOGLE CHANGED AND THIS NO LONGER WORKS.
  1. Go to Satellite view.
  2. Zoom in on your home.
  3. Click on your home.
  4. At the top right, a window will pop up with the coordinates of your home.
  5. Add a sentence to your document stating your "absolute location" in latitude and longitude in Degrees, Minutes & Seconds.
  6. Copy and paste these coordinates into your document.
  7. Go back to map view.
  8. Raise your hand, politely ask your teacher to check it.

Section E
  1. Find the directions from your home to another home of one of your friends or other family members.
  2. Determine the best route to take to get there.
  3. Take a screen shot, and paste it in your document.
  4. Below that screen shot, write:  "Section E - Friends House".
  5. Answer: How long would it take to drive there?
  6. Answer: What distance is it (in miles)?
  7. Zoom in to the destination.
  8. Switch to satellite view.
  9. Take a screenshot, and paste it into your document.
  10. Raise your hand, politely ask your teacher to check it.

Section F
  1. Click on the X to exit the directions.
  2. Make sure you are in map view (not satellite view).
  3. Paste these coordinates into the search box:  48.858482,2.294413
  4. On your document, write "Section F - Mystery Location".
  5. Find the location and what is located there. Add this information to your document.
  6. Go to satellite view and zoom in.
  7. How many stars are on the side of the structure?
  8. Take three screenshots as you explore the structure and paste them in your document.
  9. Explore all the features of Google Maps. 
  10. Raise your hand, politely ask your teacher to check it.


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