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  1. 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!

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Drawing Tools: Arrows

    Add Arrow options to the drawing tools

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  5. Geography and History Games

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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Videos

    Add video links from countries to interesting educational videos like some of the ones on YouTube or the Khan academy

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  12. Compare Maps and Layers side-by-side

    Add a feature to allow us to compare two different maps or layers side-by-side

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