OK. ...10 ways having maps will be useful to advocacy groups.....
1. Where do you have people setting up canvas events? So people can push their friends to converge on areas they can be recruited?
2. Show your monthly meetings and favorite hangouts of your staff and volunteers.
3. Show better maps of your walks, runs, etc. with rally points for volunteers
4. Map streets your group canvasing today.
5. Map Polling places for GOTV.
6. Map distributed collection points for goods and volunteers.
7. Map the walk that demonstrates your point on city blight, crime, etc.
8. Map favorite nature spots, swimming holes, trees, etc.
9. Viral map passing with the little bit of Google code.
10. Map photos to specific places and timestamps to tell a story of a river spill , etc.
And once you embed the map, it has all the same functionality of the Google Maps you know and love; it's clickable, draggable, and zoomable.
Adding a map to your website or blog is now as easy as embedding a YouTube video. No programming skills are required, and there's no need to sign up for a Maps API key. All it takes is three simple steps:
1. Go to Google Maps and pull up the map you want to embed. It can be a location, a business, a set of driving directions, search results, or a map you've created using our map-making tools.
See you at my lunch spots....