Got an hour free? Create your first map!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 5:20:00 PM

There may be some of you out there that have been reading this blog just for its literary merit, putting off creating your first Maps API mashup because you thought it was more difficult than it is. Well, procrastinate no further. I've put together a tutorial that guides you step-by-step through the process of creating a map, uploading it to Google Pages, and customizing it to show your location. (Instructions for printing out and sticking it on to your fridge not included.)

An example map is shown below:

So, no more excuses. Shut yourself in a room for an hour (or less) until you've completed a map. Then bask in the warm glow of checking item #332 off of your life goals. Or, alternatively, just create an embeddable map, and tell yourself it's close enough. :)