Friday, January 29, 2010

Detailed Map of the 2010 Olympics

The Vancouver Sun's Jeff Lee has created a detailed, comprehensive and colourful map of everything going on during the 2010 Olympics.

To make it easy to remember, even on a mobile phone, I've created this shortcut:

You can see this map on your iPhone but there are a few steps you need to take to do so:
  1. On your desktop/laptop go to the Google Maps page.
  2. Sign In or Create a Google Account.
  3. Go to Jeff Lee's map.
  4. Click on the "Save to My Maps" link on the left side, near the top.
  5. Now on your iPhone, ensure that Google Earth is installed.
  6. Start the Google Earth iPhone app.
  7. In the lower right corner press the "i" button.
  8. About half way down the page Sign In to your Google account.
  9. You'll be presented with a screen that shows your own custom maps at the top (if you have any) and custom maps created by others below that.  Because of Step #4 above you will see "Olympicreporter's 2010 Winter Games" at/near the bottom.  Select it.
  10. You'll be presented with the legend of the map.  After studying it a bit, press the "Done" button on the top right.
  11. Google Earth will slowly zoom into the Metro Vancouver region.  To make any sense of it you're going to have to zoom in more using the standard iPhone gestures.
  12. For Beginners:
    1. If Autotilt is turned on then the way you're holding your iPhone literally changes the way you view your map.  So it's advisable to first start with the device sitting on a flat surface!
    2. To see where you currently are in relation to the map, just press the circular compass icon in the lower left corner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions.