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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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  2. 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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  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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  4. 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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  5. World Regional Maps for assessment

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

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  6. Measurement Tool

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

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  7. 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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Geography and History Games

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

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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