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6 Sites To Get Kids Excited About Google Maps

6 Sites To Get Kids Excited About Google Maps
I can remember three distinct occasions in my life where I have been blown away by technology. I will save the first two for another day, but I will say that the amazing experience of walking the streets of New York, from my computer on the other side of the world in Australia is definitely one of them. That feeling of disbelief where you wonder if it is another April 1st prank… What, they actually drove a little car all around the city taking photos??? But they did… And they continue to do so. Google Maps started as a downloadable C++ program designed by two Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen. Since being acquired by Google in 2004, the program turned web app, has seen massive innovation and is now a tool used in nearly ever industry imaginable. Here are six brilliant sites that use Google Maps to make fascinating, interesting, fun and thought provoking things happen. Google Sightseeing Google Sightseeing lets you see the sights of the world without leaving your chair. MapCrunch Related:  Cultures and Geography

IfItWereMyHome.com Canada A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment. The land now occupied by Canada was first inhabited approximately 16,000 years ago by aboriginal peoples. The beginning of the 20th century saw Canada's early involvement in World War I due to British control of its foreign affairs. Today, Canada is characterized by its socially democratic programs such as universal health care, the Canda Pension Plan, and Canada Student Loans.

Create Maps : Scribble Maps Map Data Hybrid Road Satellite Terrain Update Log February 12, 2015 Added Map Styler Added Custom Style Support for images and widgets Fixed ToolTip bug (not showing) Added ability to Delete Maps to "Your Maps" Rolled out documentation at help.scribblemaps.com December 12, 2014 Happy Holidays! October 30, 2014 Added quick drag (shift key). October 29, 2014 Markers with no data are no longer clickable on widgets. September 25, 2014 Fixed image saving for non-google maps (such as OSM). August 13, 2014 Added crosshairs. August 12, 2014 Set a fixed measurement unit under settings Added a settings icon to menu Enabled Scale Control July 20, 2014 Added Recently Saved Maps on return. June 8, 2014 Added a "continue working" button to the save map info panel. May 30, 2014 Introduce Marker Highlighting for Drag. April 29, 2014 Converted embed codes to iframes, should improve support on blogs. April 21, 2014 Scribble Maps VIP Save larger images. Change Map Type and vendor. Zoom the map in and out. $5/month or $50/year

Desert Biomes by DesertUSA Map Maker Google Map Maker officially closed on March 31, 2017, and many of its features are being integrated into Google Maps. Since 2008, the Google Map Maker community has edited and moderated millions of features to improve the Google Maps experience. To make it easier for all Google Maps users to contribute changes to the map, we’ve started to graduate functionality from Map Maker to Google Maps on both desktop and mobile. Key editing features currently available in Google Maps include: We’ll continue to add new editing features within Google Maps on an ongoing basis. To keep contributing your local knowledge to Google Maps and engage with a passionate community of likeminded individuals, we invite you to join the Local Guides program where you can do things like: Earn points Unlock rewards for submitting edits and other information Get early access to new Google Map features.

The map as history : a multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools. Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers. Wikia Maps is a map creation tool from Wikia. Wikia Maps has two map creation options. Odyssey.js is an open source map creation tool from CartoDB. Visits is an online tool for creating a location history timeline by using your Flickr images and Google Maps. National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive offers themes on which users can create custom map displays. ikiMap is a free service for creating custom maps online. Animaps is a service that was built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. Tripline is a service designed to enable anyone to record a trip they've taken or to plan a trip itinerary. Scribble Maps is a fun and useful application for drawing and typing on Google Maps.

Bible Maps, Timelines, Charts, Lineages The Lost Tribes of Israel Locations where Israel taken captive View Migration after captivity View Israel's first settlement in Europe View The Roman Empire The Roman Empire at its Peak View Empire under Diocletian, Constantine View Rise and Fall of Rome's empire View Roman Empire in the First Century View Apostle Paul's Missionary Journeys All cities visited by Apostle Paul View Paul's travels after his conversion View Paul's FIRST Missionary Journey View His SECOND Journey View His THIRD Journey View His FOURTH Journey View Paul's LAST Missionary Journey View Area of Greatest Evangelistic Success View Maps of World Empires History's Greatest Empires See List The Roman Empire at its height View Alexander the Great's Empire View Assyrian and Babylonian Empires View Ancient Near East Empires View Persian Empire at its Height View Byzantine Empire in 1025 AD View Empire of Athens at its most powerful View Ottoman Empire at its Peak View Parthian Empire at its greatest extent View Biblical Family Trees World Maps

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