Transcription Exercise: Google Maps

Watch this video and read its transcription below. Look up the words you don’t know and see how they are used. The transcription is not complete, so you may want to do the last part.



Google MyMaps is easy to use. Even if you have little to no experience with programming or creating web pages. Anyone can create personalized and customized maps of anything – from a simple place mark to an around the world tour, using Google MyMaps. 

Today, I’ll show you how to create a unique MyMap. First, open Google Maps. Click on the upper left tab “My Maps”.Click on “Create a new map”. You’ll need to sign into your google account if you haven’t already. I’ll make a San Francisco walking tour map. Decide what you want to call your map and enter a title and description. You can choose to make your maps public or unlisted. Public maps are shared with everyone and will be published in the search results. I’ll make this map public. Click the “save button” when you’re done.  

Now, you’re ready to create your map. First, create a mark for the start point of the walk. Since I want to start at the ferry building, I’ll set my mark there. Next, give the start mark a name. I’ll choose the ship icon from the menu to represent the ferry port. Now, it’s time to draw your route. Select to the straight line tool and start to draw.
I’ll walk along the water down the Embarcadero, then up to Quite Tower to get a nice view of the city. Back down to north beach to Pier 39 to Ghirardeli Square, and finish my tour at the top of Lombard street. Double click to finish drawing your route. Then, add an icon and title for the final point. You can also click on satellite view to check that your route is accurate.

Now, you continue…

Teacher Mario


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