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  1. Contour Maps

    I would love to see Contour Maps for science class to look at elevation. Not sure if this is possible, but it's so hard to find good contour line maps online.

    Thanks

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  2. Cold War Map and Post-WWII Map

    Layers that show Europe and the rest of the Post-WWII and during and after the Cold War would be utilized frequently. Also, European colonialism in Africa would be well used.

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  3. new world map

    I want to create a new world map consisting of a number of large area maps with sides ranging from 2,000 miles to 4,200 miles and outer edge distortion of less than 5 percent. The polar areas would be from 60 to 90 degrees latitude for a total arc of 60 degrees. I've defined ten continental and subcontinental area for land areas 5 ocean areas. Mercator won't do. A Google earth screen shot gives a good flat image from directly above an area of interest, but lacks longitude latitude lines and has poor labels.

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  4. Scaling the Download and Printing screen shot

    Being able to print particular sections of the world is difficult because I can't manually adjust the Screenshot.

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  6. 5 votes
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  7. UNESCO

    Is there a way that I could show UNESCO Heritage sites? I am especially interested in the Spanish speaking world.
    Thank you so much,

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  8. SmartBoard plugin

    Making a SmartBoard plugin to operate within SmartNotebook14 efficiently, like being able to pin to the toolbar, would be a huge asset.

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  9. more map projections

    The Mercator map projection isn´t necessarily the best choice for most social studies maps. An equal area map like the Hobo Dyer or Peters may be a better choice.

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  10. World Regional Maps for assessment

    Blank regional maps with surrounded areas shaded compatible for map testing.

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  11. cities by population or area, capitals

    When I zoom in one level on the map of the United States, several cities appear, including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver, and New York. But I can determine no reason why Denver is present when Philadelphia is not. Many cities are larger than Denver and Minneapolis--Philadelphia has more than double the population of Denver. Why not select cities to appear in order by population or area? For that matter, why don't the state capitals appear first?

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  12. Type text tool in draw, please

    Students and teachers need to be able to annotate their maps.

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  13. History Teacher Thoughts

    You need more historical maps to make this worth my while . . . e.g. railroad maps, slave routes, Missouri Compromise etc.

    It would also be nice to be able to turn on/off features like rivers, capitals

    Thanks,

    Rick

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    Thanks for the feedback! We’re working on adding more history maps to the World Atlas and have many more to come over the course of the upcoming year.

    Also, if you turn on the Geography browser by clicking the slider in the top left corner, you can click on any country or state and see more information. Under each state, you can click the “Maps” link and see a bunch more historical maps there. They’re all in PDF format and are downloadable. We’ll also be moving many of these to the more “dynamic” layers soon!

    We appreciate the feedback!

  14. I realize that you plan to add more history maps, but let me mention a few- I will list below because this feather isn't working for me.

    Chinese dynasties, Western powers in China (spheres of influence), India under the Mughals, the Middle East - 20th century changes, you have Africa in 900, but it would be great to have a map of kingdoms, both earlier and later (c. 1500); the world in 1300. US: native people's settlements pre-European Americas, European settlements in the 17th and early 18th, World Wars I & II (Europe and Asia); trans-Atlantic slave trade

    non-history: religion (I know this is hard but they exist.), language - I know this is listed under info, but it can be so useful to look at a…

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  15. Economic Activity layer

    Your map only has primary and secondary economic activities displayed. Tertiary/service sector jobs would be a nice addition.

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  16. Measurement Tool

    Add a tool to allow students to measure distances between two points in miles and kilometers.

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  17. Drawing Tools: Arrows

    Add Arrow options to the drawing tools

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  18. Geography and History Games

    Add geography and history games that students can play on the site

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  19. Geography News Items

    Show current news articles on top of the different countries and US states that are targeted towards students of different reading levels.

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  20. More Drawing Tools

    Add more drawing tools like a freehand tool and more icons that can be placed on the maps

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