Showing posts with label printable maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label printable maps. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dozens of Outline Maps You Can Print for Free

Even with tools like Google Earth and Google Map there is still a need for students to learn some basics of where things are in the world lest they think that Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon are near each other. To that end, a classic geography activity has kids labeling blank outline maps. You could make these maps yourself by using the Google Slides method that Tony Vincent demonstrated last week or you could just visit PrintableWorldMap.net to find what you need.

On Printable World Map you'll find dozens of maps that you can download as PDFs for free. Included in that collection are blank world maps, continent maps, region maps, and country maps. There are also some county maps for the United States.

To download PDFs from Printable World Map you will have to click through two screens to get the map that you want. On those screens you'll see advertising for purchasing all of the maps in one bundle rather than downloading them individually.

By the way, I chose the example of Portland, Maine versus Portland, Oregon because a friend who is a commercial pilot says that you'd be surprised how many people turn up in Portland, Maine thinking they were going to Portland, Oregon.  

Sunday, August 7, 2016

PAT - Free, Open Source, Portable Atlas

PAT is a free collection of maps developed by Ian Macky. The collection includes maps of every country in the world.The collection also includes maps of U.S. states, maps of Canadian provinces, Australian states, and regional maps. You can download any and all of these detailed maps for free.

Applications for Education
PAT is an excellent resource for geography and history teachers in need of some free, printable maps to use in their classrooms.