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  1. Printable maps "standard"

    Would be nice if lesson plans included standard map areas for printing...customizing is nice but would be handier to look for a map of a specific continent or hemisphere for quick print - both outline and more detailed outline

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    • Ancient Empires

      It would be great to see the Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt. I don't really care about modern Egypt - they aren't really that important. It would make a great addition to any curricula.

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      • 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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        • World Regional Maps for assessment

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

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          • Compass rose, etc.

            Give each map a compass rose and a legend. Also, expanded drawing tools (particularly a circle and color choices) would make these maps much more flexible for teacher use. It would also be helpful if you would allow the importation of jpeg/gif images in the layers.

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            • Measurement Tool

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

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              • Drawing Tools: Arrows

                Add Arrow options to the drawing tools

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                  • 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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                    • 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!

                      • 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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                        • Rivers

                          I would like to be able to search for rivers.

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                          • 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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                            • 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.

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                              • searching for Canada and the U.S.

                                Although I can search for Canadian provinces and territories and U.S.states, I cannot search for Canada or the U.S.as countries toget the big picture.

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                                • Geography and History Games

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

                                  3 votes
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                                  • On a chromebook some students are unable to scroll down.

                                    Students who are using chromebooks cannot scroll down when in the world atlas.

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                                    • A map for every year

                                      Especially in U.S. History, it would be valuable to be able to type a year in U.S. History, and see a layer of a historical map for each year.

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                                      • Incomplete

                                        Why does this atlas not have a thorough set of maps? The entire middle east is missing. There is only one map for China. Why are these missing? Clearly RM has plenty of great maps they could use.

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                                        • Type text tool in draw, please

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

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