Friday, February 28, 2014

Google Maps

Google Maps has introduced a fantastic new feature. It's simply called Google Maps Gallery. It serves as a phenomenal digital atlas to retrieve various types of geographic data. Being a science geek, my personal favorite is the Seasonal Sea Surface Temperature Averages Map.

(note: if the map fails to load, click the shield icon in the browser address bar, and allow unsafe script)

This is a great resource for finding various types of geographic data for students to explore appropriate concepts in greater detail. The maps are easily viewed in Google maps, and offer the option to download the KML to load into Google Earth for better exploration.

Explore the Google Maps Gallery, you can probably find something that pertains to your current curriculum.

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