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Using Google Maps and Google Earth

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 6 X 9
  • Pages: 360
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-217476-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-217476-3

Using Google™ Maps and Google Earth is more than just a book: it’s the fastest, easiest way to master Google’s amazing mapping applications! Don’t just “read” about it: see it, hear it, live it, with step-by-step screencasts and expert audio tips. Discover how to map your favorite places with Google Maps…see actual locations with Street View…generate driving, walking, and public transit directions…find and learn more about businesses…create and share custom maps and mashups…use Google Maps on iPhone…navigate Google Earth to find locations fast…create life-like Google Earth roadmaps, and tour your route…even explore Google Sky, Google Moon, and Google Earth’s Flight Simulator! Exclusive online Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see…Tell Me More audio delivers practical, “straight from the experts” insights…Point-Counterpoint audio compares alternative solutions—so you can pick the one that’s best for you. It’s all the help you’ll ever need…where you want it, when you want it!


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Table of Contents

1. How Online Mapping Works
MEDIA: AUDIO: An introduction to online mapping.
2. Mapping Your Favorite Places
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Mapping a specific location.
3. Advanced Google Mapping
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Displaying different views.
4. Searching for Nearby Businesses
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Searching with Google Maps.
5. Creating Your Own Custom Maps
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Creating a custom map.
6. Creating Advanced Map Mashups
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Creating a Google Maps mashup.
7. Finding Other Map Mashups on the Web
MEDIA: AUDIO: Different types of mashups.
8. Getting to Know Google Earth
MEDIA: AUDIO: Comparing Google Earth to Google Maps.
9. Navigating Google Earth
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: How to use Google Earth.
10. Customizing Google Earth
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Customizing Google Earth.
11. Displaying Google Earth Driving Directions
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Creating a Google Earth roadmap.
12. Using Layers and Placemarks
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: Using advanced features.
13. Stargazing with Google Sky
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: A tour of Google Sky.
14. Lunar Exploring with Google Moon
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: A tour of Google Moon.
15. Playing Google Earth's Flight Simulator
MEDIA: SCREENCAST: A tour of Flight Simulator.


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