Google Tools : Thematic National Geographic Maps http://bit.ly/1g3XWvT Google Tools : Thematic National Geographic Maps
Google in conjunction with National Geographic has launched its thematic maps, available online and for free. They have integrated the new maps galleries into the google search engine.
Visit the MAPS GALLERY
National Geographic has been producing thematic maps for decades, revealing not just physical features but also location-based details on cultures, history, wildlife, science, and more. Now, a treasure trove of more than 500 of those maps are available online in a service from Google Maps.
National Geographic shares rich map content http://bit.ly/JpAocc National Geographic shares rich map content with the world via Google Maps Engine
A newly launched Google Maps Engine public data program, which lets organizations distribute their map content to consumers using Google’s cloud infrastructure. "Google Maps Engine lets us turn our maps into interactive full-screen images that can be panned and zoomed and overlaid with tons of great data. We are proud of our century-long cartographic tradition. The Maps Engine public data program will help get our maps out into the world where more people can enjoy and learn from them."
GeoGuessr [Map Game] https://www.geoguessr.com/ GeoGuessr
A mashup of Google Street View and Maps ... look at the picture in street view and mark where you think it is on the map.
MapStory http://mapstory.org/ MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.
GoogleTreks http://www.googletreks.org/ This site was created by Dr. Alice Christie to share an exciting new approach to teaching and learning. Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, GoogleTreks™ allows teachers and students to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, video files, and much more in one central location.
GoogleTreks™ is organized by subject matter and grade level.
Create Google Maps of Your Own http://bit.ly/X3kC8i Create Google Maps of Your Own To Share & Collaborate With Friends
Google Maps allows you to edit its maps, save them as your own map, make it public or private, and share the link. This is ingenious and I think this feature where you can create google maps of your own is not used enough!
Let me give you 3 reasons why you should use it more or better yet, let me show you 3 things you can do with custom maps.
Old Maps Online http://www.oldmapsonline.org/ Old Maps Online
The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.
It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
Eight tips for iOS's Maps app http://www.techhive.com/article/1165393/eight_tips_for_ioss_maps_app.html Eight tips for iOS's Maps app
Note that most of the tips below work with every version of Maps, but we’re specifically focusing on iOS 5’s Maps offering. Also, in some cases, the iPad version of Maps works a little differently from what’s on the iPhone; we’ll specifically highlight the instances where that’s the case.
BatchGeo http://www.batchgeo.com/ BatchGeo : Paste your location data to generate a free map
We have extended mapping support for many GPS enabled mobile phones and tablets including:
Android, iPhone iPad Blackberry Windows Phone 7
ZeeMaps http://www.zeemaps.com ZeeMaps
What can I do with ZeeMaps?
-Create a free customized, interactive map
-Publish the map on a blog or website
-Add markers manually, from Google Spreadsheet, or CSV file
-Customize marker fields for geo search
-Highlight regions like states or countries
-Create PDF or JPEG images
-Create wiki-maps for crowdsourcing
FINDs http://free.findmaps.co.uk/ FIND's Personalise Your Map portal allows you to create, customise, annotate and PDF your own maps.
FIND's Personalise Your Map website allows you to create, customise, annotate and PDF your own maps. With no need to register or download any software, www.findfreemaps.co.uk is designed for you to simply use.
Other sites allow you to view maps and information, but at www.findfreemaps.co.uk we give you the means to really use them. Our user-friendly mapping toolkit allows you to annotate with shapes, text, symbols, styling, use measuring tools and save to PDF in a neat print template.
If you enjoy using Google maps, on www.findfreemaps.co.uk you can customise the map styling to suit your own needs using the 'Your Google Map' feature.
Tripline http://tripline.net/ Tripline
At its most basic level, Tripline is a way for you to tell a story by putting places on a map. That's a very human activity that has been happening for thousands of years.
TargetMap http://www.targetmap.com/ TargetMap
Create & share customized data maps on Googlemaps. Free Online Mapping tool
Just choose a country and a way to create your map by color, type values or by uploading your excel files (you can even use your zip/postal code column to get the best and most accurate maps!)
But, the best is yet to come : all maps are published & shared in the community, boosting everyone’s knowledge!
And that’s not all . Once you’ve shared your map, you can also improve and compare it with other people’s related maps & data ...and Embed the maps in your blog
MapCrunch ... random places in the world http://www.mapcrunch.com/ MapCrunch ... Random street view - teleport to a random place in the world!
See static photographs from Google's Street View car ... or click to follow a trail ... or run as a random slide show.
5 Terrific Twitter Mapping Tools http://mashable.com/2010/08/06/twitter-mapping-tools 5 Terrific Twitter Mapping Tools
Whether you want to see where you’ve tweeted from in the past, what others around you are saying, or get a global overview of a hashtag, read on for some fun tools that can help.
OpenStreetMap http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world.
It is made by people like you.
OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.
Google maps in the classroom http://bit.ly/bLI3Q9 Google maps in the classroom
Google Maps is a powerful, user-friendly mapping tool available on the internet and viewed in your web browser. In addition to driving directions and local business information, Google Maps also provides terrain maps, satellite imagery, and (in places) a 360 degree photographic “street view” of the real world.
Test your map skills ... interactive http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/PagesHomeworkHelp/ Test your map skills ... interactive homework help
Homework Help is an interactive web site designed by Ordnance Survey to help you with the map work you do at school and increase your mapping skills for leisure and fun. It's packed with information that you should find useful, but there are also plenty of games and quizzes to play, so you should find it fun too.
From brushing up on your mapping skills to providing you with sample projects, Homework Help can assist you with all aspects of your mapping work at school and leisure. Our interactive activities, animations, quizzes and games all play their part to help you learn some important lessons about maps and how to use them.
Scribble Maps http://pro.scribblemaps.com/ Scribble Maps - Create custom Google maps with scribblings and more!
This is a brilliant Mashup ... so many teaching and learning opportunities across many curriculum areas/subjects. (NOT just geography)
I really want to use it .... I'm just not sure what for yet ...
Map a List http://mapalist.com/ Map a List
A wizard for creating and managing customized
Google maps of address lists
Map Maker http://www.teacherled.com/2008/06/01/map-maker/ Map Maker
Use this teaching resource to create maps quickly and easily for your own purpose. The maps can be printed to hand out to students. The maps can be saved to your computer and re-loaded to use to demonstrate points on the interactive whiteboard. An on screen ruler can be toggled on or off.
The traditional map has self orienting roads for speed and ease of use. It has 4 figure grid references.
There are two versions of the treasure map. The first uses 4 figure grid references. The second uses letters and numbers for grid references.
Scribble Maps http://www.scribblemaps.com Scribble Maps is the quick and easy way to rapidly make and share maps!
With Scribble Maps you can:
- Draw shapes and Scribble!
- Place Markers and text
- Create a Custom Widget
- Save as KML/GPX
- Send maps to friends
Whether it is planning a vacation, or plotting a hiking trail, Scribble Maps can help you out!
Google Maps: 100+ Best Tools and Mashups http://mashable.com/2009/01/08/google-maps-mashups-tools/ Google Maps: 100+ Best Tools and Mashups "From mapping the weather and news to mapping things that aren’t maps at all, like paintings or magazines, Google Maps has a lot to offer. And there are free tools available out there for those who want to use the Google Maps API without doing a bunch of coding. Here are more than 100 of the best mashups and tools out there right now."
Show http://show.mappingworlds.com/ SHOW is an online informational tool launched in May 2008 by Mapping Worlds. The website offers users a new way to look at the world by resizing countries on the map according to a series of global issues.
SHOW covers a wide scope of subjects based on datasets provided by the most authoritative sources in their fields. New subjects are periodically added, please feel free to send us your suggestions.
SHOW allows people to easily download datasets, maps and animations. These can be shared across the Internet through websites, blogs and email.
Worldmapper http://www.worldmapper.org/ Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
There are now nearly 600 maps.
Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters.
Click2Map http://www.click2map.com/ Click2Map
Thousands of users all over the world already use Click2Map, the professional geoweb solution of choice.
This full featured and user friendly system allows you to create online maps, add points of interest and display them on the internet in just a few mouse clicks.
15+ FREE iPhone Apps to Navigate Your World http://mashable.com/2008/11/09/iphone-apps-location/ 15+ FREE iPhone Apps to Navigate Your World
There are a lot of iPhone apps. Thousands of them. And a good percentage are location-aware. They function with the help of cellular tower spotting or GPS to give users real-world perspective on what surrounds them.
Some have social features. Others are more informational and utilitarian. And with newcomer Zhiing set to announce its public launch tomorrow, we thought we’d dig in to the coolest and quirkiest iPhone apps for location.
HowStuffWorks Geography & Maps Guide http://hsw.libguides.com/geography-maps-guide HowStuffWorks Geography & Maps Guide
"Geography is the study of the Earth's contours and regions, including man-made divisions. Find interactive maps, articles and video about all of the major continents, the world's oceans and other physical features."
ZeeMaps http://www.zeemaps.com/ ZeeMaps
Place your – customers, friends, classmates, office branches, service operations, travels, wedding guests, homes for sale, garage sales – whatever, on an interactive world map.
Selectively allow others to modify your map using moderator, member and viewer passwords.
Do bulk-adds or edits to your map with import-export of CSV files e.g., created from Outlook, Excel, or ACT!
Specify your own fields to qualify entries of your map, e.g., phone number, email, contact, etc.
Search for entries using different criteria, e.g., search for all group members who are within 25 miles of New York, or show all houses that are priced between $350,000 and $500,000.
Publish map, including add, search or other links, in your own webpage or blog.
Print your map in different page sizes by generating a JPEG or PDF image.
The 10 Best Google Maps Extensions for Firefox 3 http://mashable.com/2008/09/09/firefox-google-maps-extensions/ The 10 Best Google Maps Extensions for Firefox 3
While Google Maps is an awesome application, it has its limits and can sometimes be a pain in the behind to transfer addresses to from other websites. Luckily, there are a slew of Firefox extensions that can help you turn Google Maps into an even more powerful tool.
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection http://www.davidrumsey.com The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 17,400 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.
Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens, and manuscript maps.
Some examples are United States map, maps New York, California map, Arizona map, America map, New York City map, Chicago map, and Colorado map. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history.
Rumsey Map Island openned (Feb 2008) in the virtual world of Second Life. Maps from the collection are rendered in huge scale in this 3D environment.