5 Ways to Create Mapped Stories Creating mapped stories is one of my favorite activities to help history students see the significance of location in historical events. Most of the time I have students include dated placemarks on the mapped stories that they build. Here are five free tools that students can use to create mapped stories. The Google Earth Tour Builder allows students to create Google Earth tours in their web browsers. The Tour Builder uses a slide-like format for creating tours. Each slide or stop in the tour can have a date or range of dates attached to it.
GeoSilk GeoSilk is a set of icons designed for open source web-based geospatial software. The set is an extension of Mark James's Silk icons—probably the most widely used set of icons on the web—that incorporates metaphors for spatial constructs defined by Jody Garnett's uDig icons. Take a gander at the full set or download it from the SVN repository.
Power Mapping Two Projects / Bureau d'études & They Rule Bureau d'études (Université Tangente) The French idiom bureau d’études is understood in English as a technical research organization, engineering firm, or design consultant. Maps Have Been Lying To You Your Entire Life The truth is that every map tells a lie, but they don’t all lie about the same thing. For example, Mercator projection maps—one of the most common in use today—exaggerate regions far from the equator. The Goode homolosine projection (pictured below) shows continents that are sized appropriately to one another, but with many interruptions and distortions of distance. Image Credit: Strebe / Wikimedia Commons This give-and-take of benefits has been a perennial problem in cartography. The issue is due to projection, which in map-making results from trying to turn a spherical globe into a flat plane.
OpenStreetMap: Indispensable People? Should anyone in OpenStreetMap be indispensable? I think firmly not. There are whole graveyards full of indispensable people. Use Zeemaps with Your Students to Create Interactive Maps September , 2015 Zeemaps is another good website to use with students to create, publish and share interactive maps. Zeemaps allows you to visualize geographic data and customize your maps the way you want. You can for instance create maps of places you plan to visit with students or share maps of specific locations you have visited. And although it displays Google Maps, Zeemaps is not affiliated with Google and has its own servers where all created maps are stored.
Space-Time Research With self-service options offering enormous benefits in terms of speed, availability and cost, SuperWEB2 gives beautifully visualised ad-hoc tabulation on the internet. Featuring integrated charts, maps and metadata, users can help themselves to insights using their preferred browser, readily performing queries and selecting from a range of open standard outputs. With demand for timely information growing, SuperWEB2 offers self-service, web-based access to data for external, skilled users such as analysts, researchers and subject matter experts.
SubmaP: Sentimental Cartography Sentimental CartographySuely Rolnik "To encounter is to find, to capture, to steal, but there is no method for finding, only a long preparation. Stealing is the contrary to plagiarizing, copying, imitating or doing as. The capture is always a double-capture, the stealing, a double-stealing, and this is what makes not something mutual, but an asymmetrical block, an a-parallel evolution, marriages, always 'outside' or 'in-between'." Geologists solve the mystery of what tectonic plates float on People were asked to rate about 10,000 words on a nine-point scale from saddest to happiest. Researchers then analysed how often they were used in literature and social media.Credit: istock In fiction, Pollyanna was a young girl who tried to cheer everybody up by urging them to look on the bright side of life.
Numérique - Article - Google Maps versus OpenStreetMap : redistribution des cartes sur le Web ? Muki HAKLAY, Alex SINGLETON, Chris PARKER « Web Mapping 2.0: The Neogeography of the GeoWeb » Geography Compass, Vol. 2 n°6, 2008, pp. 2011-2039. Rich GIBSON, Schuyler ERLE, Google Maps Hacks. Tips and tools for geographic searching and remixing, O’Reilly, 2006. Here Is An Excellent Tool for Creating Interactive Rich-media Timelines In Class November 10, 2015 Capzles is an excellent web tool for creating visually interactive rich-media timelines using a number of materials including: videos, photos, text, audio, music and many more. You can use this tool with students in class to create timelines on various educational topics (e,g history and science projects). Capzles can be a great way for students to create digital portfolios and display their work. It can also be used for digital storytelling where students can experiment with different multimedia storylines.
Measuring Elevation, Distance And Area In Google Maps Zonum Solutions, the source of such utilities as shp2kml, kml2shp, kml2x, and DigiPoint, has just released another good one. MapTool not only lets you determine the coordinates and elevation of any point in Google Maps, but also lets you measure both distances and area directly in Google Maps as well. Go to the MapTool website, and move the cursor around the map – the coordinates will appear in the upper left-hand corner. Default is latitude/longitude, but if you check the UTM box, you will get UTM coordinates in meters; you can also turn off the zoom and scale bar by unchecking the appropriate boxes. Select “Elevation” from the drop-down box, click on a point on the map, and a green dot will be plotted, with the elevation at that point displayed in the bar at the top: For elevation, you have the choice of meters or feet.
» Michel de Broin – Tracery Research 12 tons of asphalt, yellow paint, road sign / 40 meters long Permanent installation, Lachine canal, Montreal, 2001 On the perimeter of the bicycle path running alongside the Lachine Canal in Montréal, I drew an extension of the lane. The design of this path is a rupture in the rationality of urban landscaping. Michel de Broin – Tracery.