While you can make a new map for every flagged location, including multiple flags on a single map gives you a new way to communicate with your audience. You can create a map that explains a category of locations, such as all the museums on Museum Mile. Or create a tour for your readers. (E.g. Visit the farmers' market, eat lunch at location two and finish the day with a photo shoot at location three.)
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Buy or draw a map of a given region. Research map dimensions for hand-drawn maps by exploring the region or relying on trusted authorities such as the U.S. Census Bureau .
List the locations to be flagged. Separate different site categories onto multiple maps. (e.g. Place all restaurants on one map. Choose a second map for depicting museums). Opt for distinctive markers when combining different site categories on a single map. (e.g. Restaurants are red, houses are blue, etc.)
Place flags at specific locations. Use removable markers for educational and reusable maps. (i.e. push pins, Velcro, magnets, light adhesive)
Navigate to the Community Walk website.
Type a region into the "Where Would You Like To Start" text field. Click "Get Started."
Follow the prompts. Confirm start point. Select a publishing option: published, shareable or private. Name the map. Press "Finish."
Press the "Add Marker" button at the top of the map window. Add flag by clicking the map, searching or entering a specific address. Give the marker a name in the "Title" field. Fill out description and category, if desired. Click "Save." Repeat.
Register with Google. If you use Gmail, Blogger or another Google service you already have an account.
Navigate to the Google Maps website and sign-in. Select "My Maps" from the left menu.
Press "Create New Map." Name the map and type a description in the left pane. Select "Save."
Click the blue "Add A Placemarker" icon at the upper-left hand corner of the map window; the pointer will turn into a blue teardrop. Click the map to drop the marker. Label the marker with a title and description. Press "Save."
Search for locations in the search bar at the top. Select "Save To" from the left menu under the location heading. Choose your map title from the drop-down menu. Save by pressing the "Save" button.
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