Original Assignment (3 Stars)
For this assignment, I thought I would do it in simple terms, and in relation to something I love to watch. I chose to do the Indianapolis Colts’ away game schedule for this 2014-2015 season. I looked up the Colts’ schedule thanks to this ESPN Article about their schedule and I used that information to plot the points throughout the United States. I was only able to create four free automobile routes on Google Maps, where the last layer was a three destination one, since the Colts had back to back away games and I figured I just draw a line from one city to another rather than having Indianapolis as an in-between city. The last three away games I had to use the “Draw a line” feature to connect the rest of the cities.
While creating this, I had to click “My Maps” after going to the Google Maps page so that I could add my own locations and paths. From there, I created each layer based on the order of city the Colts visited (for example, week one, Colts visited the Denver Broncos, etc.).
Here are the free four layers that Google Maps let me use:
Here is what eight cities I used to illustrate the Colts’ away games along with the map of the journey the team will partake: