Google Tools : Thematic National Geographic Maps https://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.
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.
Old Maps Online https://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.
BatchGeo https://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 https://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 https://www.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.
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 https://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 https://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.
Test your map skills ... interactive https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/ 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 https://www.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 https://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 https://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!
Show https://www.bouncymaps.com/#!/bouncymaps/world/-2102779804 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 https://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.
ZeeMaps https://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.
FlashEarth https://zoom.earth/ FlashEarth ... access several world maps such as Google Earth ... in a browser in a very easy to use interactive interface.
All in a browser .. no need to download any software.
Period Maps https://www.thoughtco.com/types-of-maps-1435689 A period or antique map is a document created during the Middle Ages depicting the world (or part of it) as it was perceived at that time. Period maps offer intriguing glimpses into the medieval mindset. They can also be rather extraordinary works of art.
The sites below offer images of period maps created sometime in the seventeenth century or earlier.
Satellite Maps Gazetteer http://www.maplandia.com/ Maplandia.com provides the searchable world gazetteer based on Google Maps.
More than 2 000 000 places all over the world divided into many geographical categories according to continents, countries and administrative regions. Coloured region contours, direct Google Earth links.
Windows Live Local https://www.bing.com/maps/ Windows Live Local combines mapping and local search to put the answers to your search questions in a geographical context. To do this, Windows Live Local combines MSN Search with the latest in mapping to create a new Web application built on Microsoft technology.
Outline Maps at 'Education Place' http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/ Outline Maps at 'Education Place'
| World | Europe | USA | Africa | South America | Historical | Asia | North America | Primary |
Google Earth : A 3D interface to the planet http://www.google.com/earth/index.html Google Earth : A 3D interface to the planet
Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.
Microsofts Virtual Earth https://www.bing.com/maps Microsofts Virtual Earth
Offers aerial views of cities overlaid with road networks and other information. It has new navigation tools that allow users to pan and drag maps.
Because Virtual Earth uses Yellow Pages and White Pages directories, users can do specific searches for "restaurants" and other categories in the maps, save the results and e-mail them or copy them into a document.
Virtual Earth, at virtualearth.msn.com, offers aerial views of cities overlaid with road networks and other information. It has new navigation tools that allow users to pan and drag maps.
TerraFly (for the USA) http://terrafly.fiu.edu TerraFly (for the USA) changes the way you view your world. Simply enter an address, and our system will put you at the controls of a bird's view aerial imagery to explore your digital earth.
Develop Your Own LBSs Using Google Maps https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/ Develop Your Own Location-Based Services Using Google Maps
Teachers and parents: web resources - early maps http://www.maphistory.info/teachers.html Teachers and parents: web resources relating to early maps
There are numerous sites offering links for teachers, on the one hand, or for maps on the other. Since there does not seem to be any site that brings together (for the benefit of teachers or parents) web-based educational materials relating to the history of maps, a systematic search was carried out on the web. No responsibility for the content of the sites linked below can be taken by the author of this page
History of Cartography: THE Gateway to the Subject http://www.maphistory.info/whatfind.html Map History / History of Cartography: THE Gateway to the Subject
What can you find about early maps on the Web?
Online histories of maps | Family history: maps and place-names | Teachers and Parents: Web Resources Relating to Early Maps | Online encyclopedias | How early maps were produced | Other topics (journals, early texts, access) |
Making Sense of Maps http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/maps/ Making Sense of Maps offers a place for students and teachers to begin working with maps as historical evidence.
Written by David Stephens, this guide offers an overview of the history of maps and how historians use them, a breakdown of the elements of a map, tips on what questions to ask when analyzing maps, an annotated bibliography, and a guide to finding and using maps online.
Map History / History of Cartography http://www.maphistory.info/ Map History / History of Cartography
Whether you are an academic, family historian, collector, teacher or parent - welcome! All the worthwhile information about early maps can be found here, or from here. The 135 'pages' of this carefully organised site offer comment and guidance, and many, many links - selected for relevance and quality.
Historical Maps : 4 2 Explore http://www.42explore2.com/historicalmaps.htm This web project provides "four to explore" for each topic.
On each page you'll find definitions, activities, 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic.
In some cases, we've listed more than four websites on a particular topic. For example, we might provide a few for younger readers and others for more advanced learners.
Each school, classroom, and teacher is unique. As such we didn't try to provide specific activities for particular grade levels. Instead we suggest that teachers explore each link, then design specific, developmentally appropriate activities such as discussion questions, small group activities, or webquests to fit the needs of their curriculum.
The links on this site are safe for children.
Historical Maps |
Quick Maps of the World https://www.theodora.com/maps/ Small GIF maps of the countries of the world.
World Fact Book | Flags of All Countries | map | maps | World COLORING map | Pacific Centered World Maps | Contour and Population World Maps | LARGE World Map (80kb, with time zones, CIA) |
Map Resources https://www.mapresources.com/ 1000's of Maps for Graphic Design in popular vector formats. Fully Editable, Royalty-free.
Also some formats available for a fee.
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