Daily Archives: August 28, 2006

tagzania.jpgDiscovered another gem today on the web when working with my class on their personal projects. After showing one student how to whip up a quick map with positionable markers and insertable text in QuikMaps, another child wanted to include a map showing the location of the Mona Lisa. After trying to use the regular version of Google Maps, we stumbled across Tagzania. This handy app allows you to search for landmarks just by typing in a keyword "louvre" and two maps were generated - one showing the position of the Louvre in Paris and another showing Paris in Europe. There are also Flickr tagged photos relevant to the neighbourhood shown on the page. It's good to peruse what others have created but it is pretty easy to create your own, and I suspect that it is where this tool can be most powerful. Very handy and a great way to generate very specific maps for students to use in their presentations.