How to Make a Map of Your Area

This is the login popup screen on lds.org at the top right of the home page that takes you to the maps function

This is the login popup screen on lds.org at the top right of the home page that takes you to the maps functio

My son left for the mission field today. He is serving in the Kennewick, Washington Mission. I have decided that as often as I can I will write a letter to my son with one more piece of advice as a full time missionary. These will be equally applicable to Ward Mission Leaders to use and to share with their Ward Missionaries and the Full Time Missionaries they work with. They will be short, and one topic. We will send letters to other missionaries, both Elders and Sisters. So¬†they will all start with… Dear Elder/Sister,

Dear Elder/Sister, One of the most important things to do is to make a clear map of your area from the Maps section of LDS.org. Here are the steps:

1- Go to LDS.org and login at the top right with your Church ID and password.

2- Choose the Maps section when you login. Since I’m only a Ward Mission Leader, it shows my ward (red) and stake boundaries (green)

The ward map appears with a red background. The stake has a green background. It shows the Ward Chapel.

The ward map appears with a red background. The stake has a green background. It shows the Ward Chapel.

 

Select the Green Button that says View Your Ward and Stake

Select the Green Button that says View Your Ward and Stake

 

By clicking View Ward and Stake you will see all of the member locations in your Ward boundary

By clicking View Ward and Stake you will see all of the member locations in your Ward boundary

 

 

 

 

 

 

By selecting the Map Type box in the bottom right of the Maps screen the popup will appear that allows you to select road maps, satellite views, hybrids on Google, or a road map in Bing

By selecting the Map Type box in the bottom right of the Maps screen the popup will appear that allows you to select road maps, satellite views, hybrids on Google, or a road map in Bing

 

This is the Ward Map in LDS.org with View Ward and Stake selected in Satellite mode with every member location

This is the Ward Map in LDS.org with View Ward and Stake selected in Satellite mode with every member location

 

You can also select a Ward Map in Bing instead of Google Maps

You can also select a Ward Map in Bing instead of Google Maps