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:
- On your desktop/laptop go to the Google Maps page.
- Sign In or Create a Google Account.
- Go to Jeff Lee's map.
- Click on the "Save to My Maps" link on the left side, near the top.
- Now on your iPhone, ensure that Google Earth is installed.
- Start the Google Earth iPhone app.
- In the lower right corner press the "i" button.
- About half way down the page Sign In to your Google account.
- 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.
- You'll be presented with the legend of the map. After studying it a bit, press the "Done" button on the top right.
- 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.
- For Beginners:
- 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!
- To see where you currently are in relation to the map, just press the circular compass icon in the lower left corner.