It’s true that some people don’t like to use maps. But in the case of your Congressional district, maps are a good thing. A district map serves as a visual way to let your constituents know what your boss is up to. It highlights important locations like district offices and landmarks, and lets your constituents interact by posting comments, plotting directions, and sharing the map with friends.
No more excuses. Create a Google Map for more information, exposure, and ease. Here’s how:
Grab the .KML File
- Go to http://govtrack.us
- Click on Research
- Click on Find a Representative or Senator
- Enter the name of your boss and click Go
- Click on Map for your congressional District
- Click on Embed this Map at the bottom of the page under Map Tools
- Right-click on this KML file and select the option to download it to your computer
Create Your Google Map
- Log into your office’s Google account (Don’t use your personal account!)
- Go to Google Maps
- Click on My Maps on the left pane
- Click onCreate New Map
- Give your map a title and a description (e.g. Title: The 91st Congressional District of KY. Description: Map of office locations and Congressman Smith’s travels within our great district.
- Click on Import and upload the .KML file
- Click on the 0 and rename the outline to the title of your district map.
- Search for your district office or any other important locations using the search bar. Once you find them, click on the marker and add the location to your map.
- You’ll get a prompt at the top of the page that will take you back to your map.
- Edit the location to change the name, include address and phone number information and click save.
- After entering all of your map points, save the map and obtain the embed code and/or link to the map for use on your enewsletter, website, and social media pages. Click Link at the top right of the screen and then you’re able to share your newly created map!
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