Google wants you to teach yourself how to better utilize its various mapping products.
Google has just launched registration on a brand new online mapping course that they say will allows interested parties to better “harness the world’s most comprehensive and accurate mapping tools.”
It’s called Mapping with Google, and you can register today. The online courses will begin on June 10th and run through June 24th. Since the courses are made up of online videos and text lessons, students of the Mapping with Google program can complete it at their own pace.
“Through a combination of video and text lessons, activities, and projects, you’ll learn to do much more than look up directions or find your house from outer space. Tell a story of your favorite locations with rich 3D imagery, or plot sights to see on your upcoming trip and share with your travel buddies. During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Google experts and collaborate with a worldwide community of participants, via Google+ Hangouts and a course forum,” says program manager Tina Ornduff.
Anyone who registers will also get an invitation to access the new Google Maps, which the company just revealed a couple of weeks ago at Google I/O.
Participants can choose to focus on Google Maps, Google Earth, or both. They’re also given the chance to complete a project for which they will earn a certificate from Google.