About Google Wave
Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year.
Here’s a preview of just some of the aspects of this new tool.
Tutorial: Creating Your First Map
This tutorial guides you through the steps of creating your first working map using the Google Maps API. It covers publishing the map online on a Google Pages account, and customizing it to show the location of your choice, complete with marker and info window.
Time to Complete
Approximately 60 minutes
Before you begin this tutorial, you must have the following:
- A GMail account
- A basic knowledge of HTML
This tutorial is divided into the following sections:
- Section 1: Setting Up a Google Pages Account
- Section 2: Getting a Working Map Online
- Section 3: Finding the Latitude/Longitude of Your Location
- Section 4: Customizing the Map
If youâ€™re a power user of Googleâ€™s Gmail or Picasa Web Albums, Google wants to help you with your storage limit woes. As of today, you can buy extra online storage that can be used across email, images and soon, docs and spreadsheets.
Hereâ€™s what you can get:
- 6 GB ($20.00 per year)
- 25 GB ($75.00 per year)
- 100 GB ($250.00 per year)
- 250 GB ($500.00 per year)
So, whatâ€™s this catch I speak of? Well, you can only use the extra storage for content normally associated with Gmail and Picasa. While you could email yourself video and PowerPoint files, the service doesnâ€™t give you direct access. This is a pain for most of us, but a smart move by Google. They want you to use their services more often, so it makes sense to limit the storage to Google supported files.
What do you think? Is Google being short-sighted by not allowing you to use the online storage anyway you want? I for one would sign up for at least 25GB, if it worked in a similar way to Omnidrive or Mozy.