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Maps & Earth - Resources for using Google in the Classroom


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Another great bunch of resources to help get you inspired to use these awesome tools.

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Matthew Rowland's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:47 PM

This is awesome! #csusmedu13

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Global Conservation Maps

These maps are the result of an unprecedented effort by Nature Conservancy scientists, in collaboration with governments, scientists and conservation organizations around the world.

 

These Global Conservation Maps can be used to view data representations for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems.

 

To view the datasets on a map, select a base layer then choose a dataset from the drop down menu for that base map.

 

Useful for learners to...

- examine conservation data by ecosystem and region.

- downloaded for re-use in Google Maps, Google Earth, and GeoCommons;

- create their own maps to show correlations and comparisons.


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OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth!

OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth! | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
An OverlapMap is a map of one part of the world that overlaps a different part of the world. OverlapMaps show relative size.

 

This is an very simple way to demonstrate the true size of places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper.  


Via Seth Dixon, Jarett Schiebel, dilaycock, Joanne Wegener
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Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 1:07 PM
This toll will and can provide a reliable mapping source to geographers everywhere. It is useful and fun. A neat way to learn cartography
Josiah Melchor's comment, September 12, 2012 8:31 PM
The OverlapMap is a very useful tool that will allow a user to compare different places and parts of the world. Having a more accurate size of a place is critical when comparing 2 or more places. I think that many users besides me will find this very convenient when other resources are not available.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 21, 8:48 PM

The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania.  This is a very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper.