Mapping Online - Easy to create professional map mash-ups
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Mapping Online - Easy to create professional map mash-ups

Into mapping? Got to make an online map for your company? Learn how to create effective map mash-ups in this course.
4.1 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
129 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2013
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course you will be able to make online mash-ups using the Google Maps map interface and post it to your own website.
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Requirements
  • You need an Internet connection. You should also sign up for a Google Drive account now or during the course.
Description

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those with basic computer skills ready to impress clients and your boss.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 58:43
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Map mash-ups made easy
2 Lectures 15:23
Lecture 1 gives an introduction to map mash-ups and what they are. Some examples are provided to show you what will be the content for the course.
Preview 07:52

Lecture 2 gives an introduction to map coordinates. Here we seek to understand lines of reference on earth, like latitude and longitude, as well as conventions for map coordinates. Degrees, minutes, and seconds and decimal degrees are discussed. Finally, I show you how to understand map coordinates in Google Maps.
Preview 07:31
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A Google World
3 Lectures 08:53
Lecture 3 gives a short introduction to Google Drive, which was formally Google Doc's. If you haven't gotten a Google Drive account, please do so. The file I use in this video is included so you can repeat what I show you.
Google Drive
01:36

In this lesson, we learn about the general structure of a spreadsheet to visualize geographic information using Google Drive and Google Fusion Tables.
Geographic Database Spreadsheets in Google Drive - Doc's & Fusion
05:13

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.

Can I use addresses instead of Lat and Long in my Mash-up?
02:04
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Map Visualizations - Merging, Manipulation, and More
3 Lectures 18:19
This lesson discusses how to take two or more different data sets that share a common ID field and merge them together.
Merging Data
04:01

In this lesson we learn about the manipulation of icons in our map visualization.
Manipulating the Visualization Icons
05:03

In this lesson we learn how to understand the pop-up window associated with each icon. I show you how to understand the pop-up within Google Fusion Tables and how to customize it using simple HTML.
Customizing the Pop-Up Window
09:15
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Putting It All Together
2 Lectures 04:58
In this lesson we see how to access our map mash-up by making it public.
How To See Your Map Mash-up Online
01:57

In this lesson we put our map mash-up on an HTML webpage and view it a browser.
Publishing Your Map Mash-Up On Your Web Page
03:01
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Beyond the Points
1 Lecture 11:10
In this supplemental lesson, I show you how to include lines and polygons in your map mash-up.
Designing Lines & Polygons in Your Mash-up
11:10
About the Instructor
Dr. Jason VanHorn
4.4 Average rating
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525 Students
2 Courses
Professional Geographer

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.