Live Stream Through a Google Map

Did you know that in the same way that you can add a video to a Google slide, you can insert video into a Google Map? (and, of course, you can add a simple web link if the video you want is not on YouTube, but on another source.) Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to create new maps on Google Maps, using the creation of a WW2 Key Events map as an example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=rV6u1IQcvrM Live stream images combined with ...

“All cultures have always believed that the map they valorize is real and true and objective and transparent.”

Here's a PS to the post on maps I made December 28. From his book  A History of the World in 12 Maps,  Jerry Brotton shares "the maps that tell us most about pivotal periods in human history." Check out this article by Uri Friedman in The Atlantic Cities:  The Quest to Create the Perfect Map.   Happy New Year!  

TOK: the map, the territory

Wow!  Have a look at the ten maps picked out on the website Atlantic Cities as top ones for 2013.  "The map is not the territory", quoted from Alfred Korzybski, has been used repeatedly in TOK as a metaphor for the idea that beliefs about reality are not the same as reality itself.  Moreover, our symbolic representations (visual images, languages) are not neutral and objective records of the world but equivalent to maps, selected and shaped by our perspectives and ...

Apple Maps service loses train stations, shrinks tower and creates new airport

  A new mapping service was rolled out as part of Apple’s long-awaited software upgrade to iOS6, just before it began selling the iPhone 5. However, customers have complained that the new service is littered with major geographical errors and lacks many of the features offered by Google’s older mapping facility. Within minutes of the launch of the iOS6 operating system, which comes preloaded with Apple Maps, users were reporting that London had been relocated to Ontario, Paddington station had vanished, ...