Google Maps is a web based program that works on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones running
Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems – essentially any modern computing device.
This class will meet once for a fun filled afternoon and will be demonstrated using the classroom
desktop PCs with Windows 10 Pro installed. You may alternatively bring your own laptop or smartphone
and connect to the classroom wireless network. Please bring a personal flash drive with at least 0.5GB of
free space to copy the class materials for home use.
Google Maps was first available in February 20, 2005 and remains the most popular digital map available
today. According to Nielsen, the Google Maps smartphone app sees an average of more than 79 million
unique users per month - and that's just the smartphone version. Google is continuously adding new
features and improvements to Google Maps, which helps ensure that the company remains the king of
digital maps well into the future. Google lets you choose from a wide variety of modes of transport -
including car, rail, foot, bicycle, and air - using one of the simplest mapping layouts around. It’s
interesting, educational, useful, fun, and free!
Instructor: Dennis Korger
Updated August 2019