How To Add And Edit Maps In Google Slides

By | April 9, 2023

One of the features of Google Slides is the ability to add and edit maps to your presentation. Adding maps to your presentation can be helpful to provide location information, show statistics, or visualize data.

How To Add And Edit Maps In Google Slides

In this tutorial, we will show you how to add and edit maps in Google Slides. 

Step 1: Open Google Slides

To begin, open Google Slides in your web browser and create a new presentation or open an existing one.

Step 2: Insert a Map

Now it’s time to insert a map into your slide. Go to the “Insert” menu at the top of the screen and select “Map.” A map will appear on your slide, centered over America by default, but you can move it to any location by dragging it with your mouse.

Step 3: Customize the Map

Once you have inserted the map, you can customize it in a number of ways. To do this, click on the map to select it and then go to the “Format options” menu that appears on the right-hand side of the screen.

Here are some of the things you can customize:

  • Zoom level: Adjust the zoom level of the map using the slider in the “Format options” menu. You can also use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out.
  • Map type: Use the drop-down menu in the “Format options” menu to choose between different types of maps, such as road maps, satellite imagery, or terrain maps.
  • Marker placement: Add markers to the map by clicking on the “Add marker” button in the “Format options” menu. You can drag the marker to any location on the map and add a title and description.
  • Map size: Resize the map by clicking and dragging the corners of the map box. You can also change the aspect ratio of the map by dragging the sides of the map box.
  • Map color: Change the color of the map by selecting a color from the “Fill color” dropdown menu in the “Format options” menu.
  • Map border: Add a border to the map by selecting “Border” from the “Format options” menu. You can then choose the color, thickness, and style of the border.

Step 4: Edit the Map

If you want to edit the map further, you can use the “Edit image” button that appears when you click on the map. This will open up the Google Maps website in a new tab, where you can make changes to the map.

Here are some of the things you can do on the Google Maps website:

  • Search for a location: Use the search bar at the top of the screen to find a location on the map.
  • Add or remove markers: Click on the “Add marker” button to add a marker to the map, or click on an existing marker to delete it.
  • Customize marker details: Click on a marker to edit its title and description.
  • Change map type: Use the buttons in the top-right corner of the screen to switch between different types of maps.
  • Share the map: Click on the “Share” button to get a link to share the map with others.

Step 5: Present the Map

Once you have customized and edited your map, you can present it in your slideshow. Just move to the slide where the map is located, and start your presentation. You can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move forward and backward through your slides, including the slide with the map.

In conclusion, adding and editing maps in Google Slides is a great way to enhance your presentations. With just a few clicks, you can insert a map and customize it to meet your needs. And if you need more advanced customization options, you can edit the map directly on the Google Maps website.

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