How can I make a printable map with points and labels?
August 25, 2011 12:16 PM Subscribe
How can I make a printable map with about 2 dozen points clearly labeled?
posted by mccxxiii to technology (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I need to make a map of about 2 dozen locations with labels for each spot. I figured out how to put in all the placemarkers in GoogleMaps, and enter all the info for each spot, but it doesn't seem to do labels that will all appear on the map at the same time. Best I can get is to have one label at a time appear on the map, and that often covers up some other placemarker.
I think I understand why ... GoogleMaps is meant to be interacted with, so you can click on a spot and get the info, then move on to another spot.
Sadly, though, the people I'm doing this for aren't 'there' yet with the computer, and they want a piece of paper with points and labels so they can read it and hang it on the wall to look at.
I could print this Google Map and hack up some kind of labels with a Sharpie, but I would prefer that the end result look a bit more professional.
Is there some way to make Google Maps show labels for all the placemarkers at the same time, or is there some other software I should be using to do this?
I am willing to invest some time to figure this out and learn a new skill (rather than paying someone to do it), but I am not flush with cash to buy expensive software.