TIES 2012 Maps You Can't Teach Without
EXPLORE NEW PLACES
Enter in a start and end destination, Roadtrip Mixtape fills in local music for your drive.
Let your daily playlist take you on a musical journey (OK the only plays a sample for some songs, but at least gives you a taste of local music in different areas). If you like a song look them up on Grooveshark.
SEARCH and see what you can find
GoogleEarthHacks: User uploaded Google Earth files
Learn about any neighborhood in the US
Real estate, school, crime, population and others
THINKING & LOOKING DIFFERENTLY
Mobile Device Mapping Tools
Technical Tools that somehow involve maps I think could be useful to someone:
GMap Image Cutter: Turns any high resolution picture into a Google Map to embed in iBook or website. A way to retain resolution of a picture but greatly reduce download time to analyze very high resolution pictures in class. Only the part of the picture you zoom in on is downloaded at the full resolution - like a map!
Open Google Earth Files and other map data (.kml files) through the web with Google Maps: Directions Here
Public DNR data on a variety of topics to download use as you like.
Individual city and county maps. Updated annually
Minnesota historical maps
Scanned primary sources and Google Earth maps!
Minnesota Streetcar Museum downloads
U of MN library committed to Minnesota Geography, past and present
Trendsmap.com: Real-time map of Twitter Feeds around the world
Public Flickr Map: Geotagged public Flickr photos displayed on a map
Hubii: Online newspapers all over the globe and personal "Mapazine" of news
Crowd sourced sound recordings attached a map to share sounds observed around the world.
Could be potential class project to build the sounds map?
estimates Solar energy potential of a building using Google Maps measure tool and estimated solar output of the area.
DATA VIRTUALIZATION AND CONCEPTUALIZATION
Batchgeo Upload map data on spreadsheet, instant map
Hillmap Awesome side-by-side topographical maps and analysis
Past and present Census data
Create and share data
America Revealed PBS Short Stories on how America "works"
CREATING AND SHARING CONTENT
Create and edit simple to complex maps that
Great resource when you need to print map
Tell digital stories and create interactive timelines
NARRATE, YouTube & Pictures, ALL ON A MAP!!
Google Maps... of course
Improve the area around you (where possible)
Tripline.net Share your adventures and stories through interactive maps, pictures, words.