Tag Archives: Geography

Editing and embedding Google Maps

I love editing and playing around with maps. The map shown below was created using Google Maps. In order to create your own map with Google Maps you need to have a Google account. I have made a brief video that describes the basic editing process, as well as how to add pictures to placemarkers. […]

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Digital mapping in the classroom

This is the start of a longer post, but at the moment it’s just a collection of weblinks to support my talk at Teachmeet this evening: 1. Asking your Twitter network for direction in a local studies context. What would visitors to Woolton want to know? http://visit.springwoodheath.net/2009/09/17/visit-woolton/#comments 2. Asking your Twitter network for their favourite […]

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A great mapping tool

I seem to blogging a lot about new tools at the moment, and here’s another great one. I have to thank Ian Usher (he of the very large camera) for this one who tweeted the suggestion to look at it while I was talking about Mapwing at Teachmeet. Sign up is free, although, as is […]

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Mapwing – a fantastically cool tool

Kudos to Mark Ward at Aintree Davenhill for being the first Creative Blogs school to get a virtual tour done using the fantastically cool Mapwing website. Mapwing is a free service (there is a premium version with lots of extra features, aimed mainly at corporates) that, as is obvious from the above, allows you to […]

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Embedding Maps

Quikmaps is an excellent Google Maps mashup that allows users to easily add their own edits to a map. The map below shows a map of all schools that use Creativeblogs.net for their school’s blogsite. I’ve simply dragged a tag on to the correct location for each school, and since Quikmaps supports html code, I’ve […]

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