How to draw your own maps | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

How to draw your own maps

[5 Jan 2014 UPDATE: This feature isn't working at present. I plan to get it working again after the upgrade is complete.]

It's easy to add a map to your text, and often more effective than trying to describe where something is. eg let's say I want to show the area of the old Army site in Admiralty. Here's the map:

It took under 2 minutes to make, here's how:

You can also create a map with markers or lines, just by choosing a different option from the "Click Map:" dropdown list.

BUT...

It's a useful tool, but there are some limitations you should know of:

  • There's not a lot of documentation or support for this, so if you experiment with it's more advanced features and find something is broken, it is likely to stay that way
  • Once you publish a map, there's no way to go back and edit it. If you want to make a change, you'll need to re-create it from scratch. So this is best used for simple maps that only take a couple of minutes to draw.

There are some other ways to draw maps for gwulo.com. If you're interested to know more, please leave a comment below and I'll come back to this topic again later.

Regards, David