I have learnt a lot from the Google Maps task and I feel that I completed it well. I have used Google Maps for a long time; using Google Earth when it first came out and later on using Google Maps to plan routes within Norwich when I studied there in college. In this task I learnt a lot about the “My Maps” customisation ability, being able to use your own icons and change the colours of many aspects within the map. As I don’t normaly have access to a car, it was only practically feasible to take pictures and film within Coventry; so the addition of film, pictures took the most time to complete, with the quicker tasks being finding their websites and adding them to most of the locations.
I did enjoy the creativity of this task, and I think I may use the “My Maps” function in the future since it seems to be a very useful tool. I feel that my ‘North Walsham to Coventry’ map worked well for the task, as I was able to add 4 content entries in Coventry with a further 2 placemarkers in Norwich and North Walsham; providing pictures, websites and video.
I particularly enjoyed the use of Photoshop in Task 1. I have used Photoshop for a long time and I greatly enjoyed editing my pictures in a way which conforms to the statistic I chose to place with each of my pictures. Placing each piece of Space Marine armour onto the Coventry Boy statue was particularly interesting, as while I have used extensive shading/lighting effects in the past, I havn’t until now ‘dressed up’ something using Photoshop.