Using Google Maps in Education


Tutorial Pages on the Basics of Using Google Maps

Tutorial page on creating maps with "My Maps"

Good examples of "My Maps" created on Google Maps:

Earthquakes in the Last Week
A frequently updated map of all the earthquakes around the world!
An interesting way to explore paintings from all over the world.

America's Highway: Oral Histories of Route 66
Jay Crim and Shekar Davarya spent the summer of 2002 driving across the country on Route 66, collecting interviews with the people who live, work and travel on the old road. The audio, video and images on this map are the result of that summer, and offer a glimpse into what life was like on the now-decommissioned highway and what remains for those who still travel the road.

Tallest Skyscrapers in the World
Get a bird's-eye view of each of the ten tallest skyscrapers.

US History
A territorial acquisition map of the United States of America.

This is a good example of a Language Arts MyMap. Contains the locations from the book Whiligig by Paul Fleischman with some additional details.

Flags of the World
A great example of how you can embed your Google Map into your own web page.

US Presidents
Another good example.

Billionaires in History
Yet another good example

The GooglePlex
A photo essay on life at the Google headquarters.

Olympic Host Cities
A map of cities which have hosted the Olympic Games or are slated to.

The Atlas of Fiction
Real places imagined by great authors.

TrailHead Finder
An interactive map of hiking trails in North America.

US Fast Food Map
No explanation necessary, right?

Global Disease Alert Map .

Panoramio Photo Map
Photos of the world.

Google Maps Mania
Look at the right side of this page. Here you will find a huge collection of interesting interactive Google Maps that others have created.

Bionic Teaching - Archive for the Google Maps topics
This is another blog in which good examples and ideas are provided. Good ideas for ways to enhance your Google Maps!

History Pin
Connecting communities with local history.