How to use Google maps☼

Often, particularly in texts with residences, use is made of links (map) to Google maps. There are two methods to use these links:

Method -1-
(starting adress is not exacly known)

a. When one clicks on such a link one will leave this website to Website of Google. The map that belongs tot the link (location) will be displayed). By clicking on that map (click stick) can be moved to all sides.

b. If one moves the mousewheel that map will be zoomed-in or zoomed-out. In this manner, more and more streets will become visible.

c. By briefly clicking on another spot on the map (for example: the spot where one resides) Google will show routes between that location (where you are) and the linked spot (the destination). (The travel time indicate there is a bit optimistic).

d. In the blue rectangle (top left) one can click an to choose wich manner one wants to travell the route: general, by car, by public transport, on foot, by bicycle or by plane. One gets the appropriate routes to that choice.

e. If there are multiple routes possible, choose a route by clicking on it briefly. In that route will appear white dots if there are clues. Move the mouse on the dot (do not click!) to read the message.

f. Messages are also displayed in a file under the blue rectangle. Print if wanted.

g. When on the up-and-down arrows, in the blue rectangle is clicked, the route of the way back will be displayed.

h. If this map (route) function is finished by clicking on the back arrow, (the symbol on the top left) one returns to the program from which one came.

Method -2-
(starting adress is exactly known)

a. When one clicks on such a link one will leave this website to the Google website. The map that belongs tot the link (location) will be displayed. By clicking on that map (click stick) can be moved to all sides.

b. On the top left of the screen there is a menu in a blue rectangle. It states the address of, the by the link, selected location. Above that address is there is a blank line. On this line one can type in the starting address.

c. Google then shows the route between target address and the starting address. (Here-in the indicated travel time is only achievable in very optimal conditions).

d. Also in that blue rectangle top one can click icons to choose how one wants to make the route: general, by car, by public transport, on foot, by bicycle or by plane. After that the appropriate routes to that choice will be shown.

e. If there are more routes possible, choose a route by clicking on it briefly. In that route route there will appear white dots (if there are clues). Move the mouse on a dot (donot click) to read the message.

f. Messages are also in a file under the blue rectangle. Print them if wanted.

g. When on the up-and-down arrows (in the blue rectangle) is clicked, the route of the way back will be displayed.

h. If this map (route) function is finished by clicking on the back arrow, (top left symbol) one returns to the program from which one came.

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