Showing posts with label Wikimapia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wikimapia. Show all posts

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Full Wiki - Wikipedia Meets Google Maps

The Full Wiki is an interesting mash-up of Google Maps and Wikipedia entries. The Full Wiki takes Wikipedia entries and places them on a Google Map. Your chosen Wikipedia entry is also presented side by side with a Google Map. The Full Wiki is essentially geolocating Wikipedia entries. Currently, The Full Wiki is in beta and their search tool needs improvement, but it's a promising concept. The video below provides a quick overview of The Full Wiki.


Google Maps Mania has some more information about The Full Wiki that you may be interested in reading.

Applications for Education
The Full Wiki is a great concept that could be helpful for students researching location-critical topics such as events in history or basic country research. The Full Wiki provides a geographical context for the information students read.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Navify - Images and Videos to Match Wikipedia
Wiki Field Trip - Tour Wikipedia on a Map
Wikimapia - Wikipedia on a Map

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Placeopedia - Wikipedia and Google Maps

In the last few months I've found some good mashup uses of Wikipedia including Visual Wikipedia, Nibipedia, and Wikimapia. All three of those services seek to provide additional context and content for Wikipedia entries through media that isn't a part of Wikipedia itself.

Placeopedia is a website that provides additional context for Wikipedia entries through Google Maps. Placeopedia connects Wikipedia articles with their locations. Click on any placemark on Placeopedia's map and you will be linked to a Wikipedia article about that place.

Applications for Education
Placeopedia might be a good tool for students to use to do some quick, general research about a city, state, or country.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wikimapia - Wikipedia on a Map

Wikimapia is a simple concept and no doubt one that has been used on a variety of mapping programs. The idea is to use Google Maps and add information about all types of locations on the map. Wikimapia wants to "describe the whole world." They're not there yet, but you and your students can help.

Applications for Education
Wikimapia can be used as an information resource. Wikimapia is probably a more powerful learning tool if you have students generate content to place on the map. If you don't want your students contributing to a global map (or your district has policies against contributing to UGC sites) you can still use the same concept with your classes. Have students create their own version of Wikimapia by starting with a blank Google Map and adding information inside placemarks they put on a map.