Using the Map


Moving around the map
Move the mouse pointer into the map. It should appear as a hand. Hold the left mouse button down and slide the pointer up, down, left or right while keeping the pointer within the map. The map should slide along with the hand pointer. Continue to move the map until the area you want is in the centre of the frame. You can also click on the arrows in the map element (right) to slide the map view in the direction of the arrow.
Zooming in or out
Zoom in or out by moving the cross bar up or down on the map element (right).
Map Views
Three map views are available.
Map displays a street map with towns clearly marked and named. The amount of details is determined by the zoom factor.
Satellite provides a satellite photograph of the mapped area.
Hybrid displays a satellite view overlayed with major streets/roads and towns marked with some named.

Map scale
For estimate of distances in the displayed map, check the scale legend. This will change as you zoom in and out.

Taking a snapshot of the map
Once you have the map you want for your article, you need to copy the map into memory as follows. Hold the [Alt] key down and press the [PrtScn] button once.
Creating a map image
Open some image editing software such as Paint (Start/All Programs/Accessories/Paint) or Photoshop or Photo Studio.

If the program does not start with a blank document (as paint does), create a new document.

If you are using Microsoft's "Paint" program, simply use "Edit/Paste" menu options to put the stored image in the blank document or [Ctrl] [V]. Other programs may work the same way or you may need to read the documentation to work out how to put the map image into the new document.

Once the map appears in the imaging editing software, you have to use that software to add text or overlays as you require.