Creating Maps On Your Mac To Use In Mail, Pages, Keynote or iMovie

You can use the Maps app on your Mac for more than just finding locations and getting directions. You can create maps to be used in other apps as well. You can export a map into Preview and then annotate it to send in an email or message. You can copy and paste or export a map to use in Pages documents, Keynote presentations and iMovie video projects. You can also export satellite and 3D views.

Comments: 10 Responses to “Creating Maps On Your Mac To Use In Mail, Pages, Keynote or iMovie”

    Jim Goddard
    9 months ago

    Great ideas for using maps.
    Thanks

    James Cowlin
    9 months ago

    Are there copyright issues if I want to use a map in a publication for sale or use it on a commercial website? Is permission needed from Apple?

    9 months ago

    James: I’d imagine there are copyright issues. But I’m not a lawyer so I don’t know for sure. You’d probably be better off using stock maps from a service for things like that.

    Brad Simmons
    9 months ago

    No place to post a thumbs-up on this video! You deserve it.

    Douglas Brace
    9 months ago

    I have not tried it but I think I know why the “Print > Open in Preview” option cuts off the borders of what is displayed in Maps. Could it be related to the printer margin settings?

    9 months ago

    Douglas: I don’t think so. I just think it prints to the size of paper which is a different ratio than the window.

    Adam Snyder
    9 months ago

    Great video Gary, never thought to do anything like this. Great ideas for every example you mentioned. The iMovie portion I know I will be using next time, excellent idea. 👍🏻

    John Clark
    9 months ago

    I have created travel videos to share with family and friends. I often will open Quicktime and activate Screen Recording. Then i will record a large map that then pans and zooms into the geographic area that my travel video is about. In the video editing app, i start with this recording of the map and transition to the photos and videos i took while at the location.

    Elaine
    9 months ago

    I always learn so much from you. Thank you for the excellent videos and information. And on the few occasions I’ve needed to contact you directly, you have been most expedient in responding. I appreciate that. You’re the best!

    Gary Barth
    9 months ago

    Can you do the same on Maps on an ipad using IOS.

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