The past few days have seen me try to learn as much as I can about creating custom maps as possible. There are plenty of ways to go, from the simple My Maps, to more elaborate, yet still code-free sites, such as ZeeMaps, Wayfaring and Platial, all the way to learning to manage your own databases and work with the Google Maps API. This is my first attempt at a user-populated map, which would potentially feature garage sales in Garden City, Kansas.
Below, you will find a map I created on mapalist.com, which I have since linked to a spreadsheet. It is set to update automatically, though I do not know how often it refreshes. Currently, the balloons on the map vary depending upon the date. I only wish you had the option of turning various dates on or off while browsing the map. It ain’t pretty, but it’s a start.
You can add points to my map by filling out the form associated with the spreadsheet linked to the map.