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42 | www.probussouthpacific.org From AtoB, fuss free! T hink of Google Maps as an interactive online road atlas. It offers searchable worldwide maps of anywhere you can think of, although some countries have more detail available than others. You can view Google Maps in two main forms: as an illustration or as a satellite image. The illustration looks like a simpler version of what you would expect to see in a street directory, whereas the satellite image is a photograph of the area with streets highlighted for ease of viewing. Getting started Google Maps is available in a number of different for ms. It can be accessed directly from the Google website, it is available as an app on most smartphones and customised maps can be found embedded in some websites. The simplest one is the website, so if you are unfamiliar with Google Maps that’s a good place to start. Searching Google Maps Once you have the Google Maps page open in your browser you are ready to start searching. To search, click on the search bar, type in the location you are looking for, then click on the magnifying glass to the right of the search bar to start your search. You can be as general or as specific with your search terms as you like. You can search for a specific street address or, if you don’t know exactly what you are after, you can just put in a suburb, a postcode, a state or even a country. If you are using a more general search like a suburb, it helps to put in the state and country, too, as there is often more than one place with the same name. When your search matches more than one location, a list of possibilities will appear on the left hand side. Click on the pin beside the placename you are looking for and that pin will become more prominent on the map. How to find tourist attractions If you want to find something like the Eiffel Tower but you don’t know the street address you can still find its location; just search for ‘Eiffel Tower’. The same goes for prominent businesses or landmarks. How to control Google Maps On the left-hand side of the map is a ruler with a plus sign at the top and a minus sign at the bottom. Clicking on the plus will zoom in and clicking on the minus will zoom out. To move to another area on the map simply click anywhere on the Tired of driving around in circles while your human navigator struggles to chart a course through the pages of printed roadmaps? Strap yourself in for Drew Patchell’s guide to using Google Maps. TECH GUIDE
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