Finding directions to a new pizza joint is just one of Google Maps' many talents, and a new online course called Mapping with Google shows you how to unlock the hidden tips, tricks, and treasures of Google's most popular geo products: Maps, Maps Engine Lite, and Earth. The company's two-week class is free, is open to all, and starts June 10.
The best part? Everyone who signs up will be invited to the new Google Maps, a gorgeous, immersive update to Google's web and mobile mapping app.
Eager Google Map-ers will learn everything there is to know about making the most of Maps, telling the story of a journey with Maps Engine Lite, and how to embed rich 3D imagery from Earth into your own projects. The five-unit course uses a combination of video and text lessons, plus Google+ Hangouts with instructors. Upon successful completion of the 14-day program, you'll receive a shiny e-certificate for your achievement.