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4 free tools for making your own maps


Most of us are very familiar with Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Tour Builder, and ArcGIS. Awesome tools all. But there are other tools out there to help you and your kids create and share maps.

They may not have the same cache and brand name awareness but these types of tools can be very handy. Play with them a bit and run them by your kids. You may be surprised.

Click2Map / Free Map Creator
Create your maps and add your own points of interest in just a few clicks. Download your maps and publish them on your website free of charge.

Create and publish interactive maps. Use maps for analysis and presentations. Add markers that integrate video, audio or sound clips. You can also add custom search fields for your map. No signup required.

Scribble Maps
With Scribble Maps, you can quickly add images, text and markers, draw shapes, calculate distance, save a map in PDF format. Use a variety of map sources including Google, Open Street Map, and ESRI. You can send maps to your students or embed them on your website.

Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time. When you send your Animap to friends it appears like a video – they can play, pause, slow and speed up the action.


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  1. Reblogged this on GENS102F and commented:
    A new “activity” to “play with children.

    December 11, 2014
  2. Matt DiIulio #

    Reblogged this on Matthew DiIulio.

    December 12, 2014

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