3/16/11

Series 4 Rollout Map Redux

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My sincerest apologies to those who've tried to add pins to the Series 4 Collectible Minifigure Rollout Map on Google. You should be able to add locations now. As is often the case, there was one box I hadn't clicked to allow for collaboration.

I also realized that some of the Google Maps functions had changed since last time, so I figured that I would update the instructions on how to add a pin...

Step 1: Head on over to the Series 4 Rollout Map. You may want to bookmark the page and check back often.

Step 2: Click on the 'Edit' button near the upper left-hand corner of the map. Three icons should appear in the upper left-hand corner of the map.

Step 3: In the search bar enter the address of the store you are trying to enter (i.e. "ToysRUs near Indianapolis, IN").

Step 4: Move your cursor over the map icon in the upper right-hand corner of the map. The box will expand with additional options when you mouse over.

Step 5: In the newly opened box, look to the bottom of the list of options. You should see a map title for the item you just searched (i.e. Indianapolis, IN) and for the Series 4 Rollout Map. Make certain that both options are checked. This should overlay the two maps on top of one another.

Step 6: Zoom in on the location you searched for.

Step 7: Go back to the three icons that appeared in Step 2. The middle one should say 'Add a placemark'. Click on this middle icon. You should now have an icon attached to your cursor that looks like an upside down tear drop with an 'X' at the point.

Step 8: Move the marker near the retail store location that appeared from your search in Step 3 and 'click' to drop the marker. Almost there...

Step 9: Add a title (ToysRUs - Indianapolis, IN) and a description ($2.99 USD found in the LEGO aisle, no purchase limits). You can also click on the 'blue tear drop' and change it to a 'red push pin' (don't worry if you can't do this, I can fix it). Finally click 'OK' when all your information is entered.

Step 10: Click 'Save' and then 'Done' and then you are...um...done.

Now that I've written it out, it doesn't seem as simple, but hopefully this helps. You'll be dropping 'virtual pins' in no time.

As always, if you have any questions just drop me a line at uglyduck.bricklink@gmail.com.

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