Using Google Maps and Google Earth [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Using Google Maps and Google Earth

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Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132174756
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/21/2011
  • Series: Using
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 925,238
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Miller (Livermore CA) has written more than 90 non-fiction how-to books over the past two decades, including Que's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Speed It Up! A Non-Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow Computers, and How Microsoft Windows Vista Works. Collectively, his books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. He has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to non-technical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics.
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Google earth

    What a joke!, I can't even get google earth to run properly on my nook tablet. Why buy a book?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Bad you if get it

    Bad !!!!!!:(

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    I like

    Good app

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