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Hands on: Google My Maps

  • Start: 25th June, 2024 @ 2:00PM
  • End: 25th June, 2024 @ 3:15PM
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There are lots of online mapping tools out there. But if you are already using Google for your organisational email and file storage solutions, why not try their mapping tools to bring your data to life.

Google My Maps allows you to import data from a spreadsheet, googlesheet or CSV file, add multimedia to your data points, and customise the look and feel of you map with a range of icons.

You can add up to 10 layers of data and update that data easily in a table within your map. You can keep your map private, share it with specific people or make it public.

This is a practical hands-on course, with mini tasks set during the session so that you gain the confidence to set up your own Google Map.

Feel free to bring data that is relevant to your work, to begin plotting a useful visualisation for your charity or community group.

This session will cover

  • the key features of Google Maps
  • essential design principles
  • create a range of maps
  • publishing, embedding and downloading your creations

Am I eligible for this course?

Priority for this course will be given to Trust for London funded small charities and community organisations working in London.

Is this course for me?

This course is for anyone working or volunteering for a small London charity or community organisation who wants to bring their data to life using maps.

Course format

Online technical group training

This is an online interactive live training session. You’ll take part in interactive exercises such as breakout room discussions, polls or chat conversations.

You will be asked to complete individual technical tasks on your PC or laptop. You will not be able to join this training using a mobile device. It’s likely that you will need to either create online accounts or download appropriate software, which we’ll tell you about in advance.


Karen McLean is a Superhighways Data Support Adviser, helping small charities and community groups gain essential digital and data skills backed by the right tech to achieve their goals.