Friday, September 12, 2008

Animated Thematic Maps

Thanks to Tom Barrett for sharing this great resource on Twitter. Maps of War has a collection of seven animated maps based on the themes of war, religion, and politics. Click here to see the History of Religions map. You can embed these maps into a blog or website, but I found that my blog loaded very slowly when I tried it earlier. Maps of War also has an extensive library of maps from third parties like the BBC and the New York Times. Many of the maps contained in the library are interactive learning tools.

Applications for Education
Maps of War's animated maps are a great visual aid for students. The timeline that accompanies each map make the maps a great resource for showing changes over time. As the maps change the timelines change accordingly.