This course teaches you how to make effective map mash-ups for personal or business use. I lead you through several lessons to take advantage of the Google maps interface to mash-up data you want to map. The course videos will allow you to go at your own pace and produce your first mash-up. Along the way, I equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to get ahead of the competition to make great map mash-ups, quick and easy. This course is for students who have basic to intermediate computer skills and no programming experience. Those interested in GIS should take this course.
In this lesson, I discuss if you can use street addresses instead of latitude and longitude and I show you how to implement such an approach.
I hold a PhD in Geography from The Ohio State University and have been working with computer-based maps since the mid-1990s. I am a professor of Geography in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Calvin College Geography and have worked on various public and private projects as a expert of cartography and Geographical Information Systems. I have consulted for various people, including the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair, at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. I hope you enjoy my courses and I look forward to our interaction.