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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  5. 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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  6. World Regional Maps for assessment

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

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  7. Measurement Tool

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

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  8. Drawing Tools: Arrows

    Add Arrow options to the drawing tools

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  9. 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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  10. Rivers

    I would like to be able to search for rivers.

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  11. Why can't I see my students

    There needs to be a way for teachers to see the students that we have added. I know I added the students, but they don't appear. It is frustrating as I have to make multiple accounts to get them in.

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  12. 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!

  13. 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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  14. Individual Maps

    I don't see a way to just print an individual country. When you zoom in, the scaling is not right to even just get to that particular country you are trying to get. You should be able to just maybe double click on a particular country and then be able to show just that and layer it or create whatever you need to with it.

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  15. 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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  16. searching cities

    Cities should be searchable from the same search box as countries.

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  17. 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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  18. Saving Mapshots

    Mapshots are not saving pins when edited. There is NO option to "Save" or "Save As" if needed after you alter a mapshot. This makes it difficult if a class is trying to track something point by point or day by day such as the Iditarod Race and the Musher they are following. Please fix this ASAP. My poor students are getting frustrated especially since we are still having trouble getting kicked out of the program randomly. :-(

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  19. Print Dialog orientation

    Print dialog should be adjustable to drag to cover some area for example to print U.S. Political map.

    3 votes
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  20. 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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