How to Insert Google Maps Into PowerPoint
By Christina Shaffer
Using a Google map in a PowerPoint presentation is ideal for many professionals, such as realtors who want to showcase the location and desirability of a property. Depending on your preference, you can insert your preferred Google map into a slide or embed a hyperlink that will open the map in a separate Web browser. Both of these can be done directly in PowerPoint.
Inserting a Map Image
Navigate to the Google map you want to use in the PowerPoint presentation.
Click the “Hide Panel” button to hide the address information on the left side of the page. The map will maximize on the screen. Press the “Print Screen” button on the keyboard.
Open your preferred PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide you want to include the Google map. Paste the screenshot by pressing “Ctrl-V” on the keyboard.
Double-click the map to open the Format tab. Click the “Crop” button in the Size group and then select the area of the map to crop by dragging the border of the map. After you select the area to crop, click the “Crop” button again to remove the unwanted portions in the original screenshot, such as the browser’s toolbar.
Embed a Website Link
Navigate to the Google map you want to include in the PowerPoint presentation and copy the link in the browser’s address bar.
Open the PowerPoint presentation and navigate to the slide you want to embed the Google map link.
Click the "Insert" tab, click the “Text Box” and then insert the box in your preferred location on the slide.
Click the “Insert” tab and then click the “Hyperlink” button.
Click the “Existing File or Web Page” button in the Link To pane. Paste the Google map address in the Address field and then enter the text you want displayed as the hyperlink. You have the option to use the website address or use custom text. Click “OK” to embed the link in the slide.
Christina Shaffer is a freelance writer based in New Jersey and has been writing arts and entertainment articles since 2005. Her articles have appeared in "Philadelphia City Paper." Shaffer received a B.A. in journalism and gender studies at Rutgers University.