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Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps

Watch and read thousands of fascinating timelines, or create your own. Complete with text, video and pictures to create a dynamic timeline mashup. Using myHistro, you can combine maps and timelines seamlessly into one great presentation, convert any public timeline into a personal pdf file, or export it into Google Earth format for offline storage. All completed timelines can be embedded into your blog and websites for maximum exposure.

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Virtual Field Trips What it is: Google has a way-cool new project called the World Wonders Project. Thanks to Google, you can now wander the Earth with your students virtually to discover some of the most famous sites on earth. The site makes a great addition to the history and geography classroom and opens your classroom to the wider world. Not only are wonders of the modern world available, students can also explore wonders of the ancient world. Using the street-view technology from Google maps, Google has made wonders of the world available to all of us at any time. Themes include archaeological sites, architecture, cities and towns, historic sites, monuments and memorials, palaces and castles, parks and gardens, places of worship, regions and landscapes, and wonders of nature.

Mapping geoJSON files on GitHub GitHub.com supports rendering geoJSON and topoJSON map files within GitHub repositories. Simply commit the file as you would normally using a .geojson, .topojson, or .json extension. Then, navigate to the path of the geoJSON file on GitHub.com. 8 Google Reader alternatives In a surprise shakeup, Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013. This move comes as Google tries to consolidate its services — to put more wood behind fewer arrows, as its CEO says. This consolidation first resulted in numerous services being rolled up under Google+ (including Reader and Picasa) in 2011, then a bunch of shutdowns throughout 2012, and now the shutdown of Reader and iGoogle in 2013. As Google attempts to reduce its reliance on Search, which still accounts for 90% of the company’s income, we can expect more consolidation behind a few key products: Android, Chrome, and Google+. It is time, then, to find a new RSS reader.

Productivity vs. Getting Things Done This post originally appeared on the Exist blog. I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my interpretation of productivity porn is pretty much anything related to productivity as a topic of interest, that doesn’t actually involve getting anything done. How to build an interactive choropleth map with barely any code Patrick Garvin, a designer and graphic artist with The Boston Globe, has built a handy web application called Mr. Map Generator to build interactive maps of the United States. You supply the data you want to visualize and Garvin allows you to customize how the states are shaded and how many shades you want to use. You can preview your map and then copy and paste the simple Javascript into a set of files he provides.

World Wonders Project Loading Explore stories from around the world Circular forms. Sun and Moon by Robert Delaunay Kunsthaus Zürich Creating a Store Locator with PHP, MySQL & Google Maps - Google Maps API Google Geo APIs TeamAugust 2009 This tutorial is intended for developers who are familiar with PHP/MySQL, and want to learn how to use Google Maps with a MySQL database to create a store locator-type app. After completing this tutorial, you will have a database of locations and a webpage that lets a user enter their address and see markers on a map for the locations nearest to them, within a chosen distance restriction. Since the Maps API v3 is designed to work well on modern mobile browsers, this article will show how to create a website that displays nicely on them. The tutorial is broken up into the following steps: Creating the Table

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The Listening Project The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library that invites people to share an intimate conversation, to be recorded and broadcast by the BBC and, if suitable, curated and archived by the British Library. These conversations will form a unique picture of our lives today, preserved for future generations. Visit The Listening Project website (BBC) and get involved.

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