Latest from MyReadingMapped

We have looked at MyReadingMapped many times in the past. It has recently changed its url from myreadingmapped.blogspot.com, to myreadingmapped.com.

A few of the recent maps to be found on the site that we have not covered in the past are:

  • A map of the Nicaragua Grand Canal that enables users to zoom in close on the rivers and valleys involved in terrain and satellite mode in order to determine for themselves the impact on the ecology. It is related to this Scientific American story.

  • A map of the Privatization Boondoggles of Local, State and Federal Government that traces the costly boondoggles of privatization.

  • A map of U.S. Industrialization (1640-1880) that traces US industrialization in four important time periods, prior to the American Revolution when it was dependent on water power up to the War of 1812 with the introduction of refrigeration, the railroad and the wide spread use of steam power, up to the American Civil War, and as a result of the Civil War. You can even turn on and off layers that indicated the union states and confederate states to understand the economic differences and the impact of industrialization on the Civil War.

  • A map of Farms by Type. This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, provides examples of 50 different types of farms around the world.

  • A map of Freshwater Biomes. This documentary, in the form of a Google Map, provides examples of Freshwater Biomes.

  • A map documenting the battles of the War of 1812 – 1815 between the United States and Great Britain.

  • A map documenting the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.

All the maps are displayed on the site using Google’s My Maps, and you can easily view them in Google Earth by downloading them as KML. Just click the ‘share’ button found at the top of the map and select ‘Download KML’.

Nicaragua Grand Canal
The map of the proposed Nicaragua Grand Canal is our favourite. We had heard about it in the news and it is nice to be able to explore the locations in Google Earth.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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Comments

  1. Thank you Timothy for telling everyone about MyReadingMapped’s new domain URL. I just hope everyone remembers to update their bookmarks so that they don’t get redirected. I changed the domain because teachers complained that the blogspot URL was being blocked by school servers. Now they can show kids over 150 Google Maps of history and science in the classroom right on their laptops.

  2. George Stiller says

    As of Friday March 13, 2015, MyReadingMapped ‘s 160 Google Maps of history and science were removed from the Internet by the powers that be ending your and my access to these educational tools. I would like to thank all of you who valued MyReadingMapped’s contribution. Unfortunately those of you who have networked KML files, those files will no longer work. So be sure to test your files to see if they still function. For those of you who still have the non-networked KML files, they should still work until someone figures out how to stop them from working as well.

    Without the embedded maps, the website was useless and I shut it down.

    Again, I thank you all for your participation in my free personalized Self-Orgnaized Learning Environment experiement.

  3. Package received, THANK YOU!

    I will be adding all of your work to ClimateViewer and extend you an offer to host any future maps should you decide to return to “work.” As a fellow mapper, I feel the deepest gratitude for your amazing work and will spread the word so these continue to inform the public.

    Feel free to contact me if I can help you out in any way, or if you would like to embed our ClimateViewer app on your website with only your layers available. =)

    http://climateviewer.net/



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