How I Use It
For student-initiated short term research projects. To add more dimension to their project presentations, students add maps to their lab reports, indicating study site locations; areas most affected by storms; places where an endangered species inhabits; etc.,-- and find possible correlations to other factors such as altitude, geographic location, temperature, or intensity of light received from the sun.
As a teaching tool, it allows the student to visualize locations, gather data, and see possible correlations among the data gathered. Hence, it caters to students with various learning styles and is useful for student-centered research projects. There is plenty of help that can be accessed through the Net (there is an official Maps Help center), and what one needs to do is go to the link: https://support.google.com/maps/?hl=en#topic=3092425