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’.
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.