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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • World Regional Maps for assessment

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

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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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                • 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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                  • Type text tool in draw, please

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

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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!

                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                              • Geography and History Games

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

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • Historical Country Borders

                                      Show historic country borders of the world for different years so I can show students how they change over time.

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                                      • Browse maps created by others

                                        Create a page that shows maps that other teachers that I can save and add my own annotations

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                                        • Save maps and layers as "Favorites"

                                          Let us flag maps and layers as "favorites" so they appear at the top of the list and we can access them quickly

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