The Encyclopedia of Life is using Google Maps to display the geographic range of various animals, plants, and other organisms. To view the maps simply select an animal, plant, or other organism from the collection of information and click on the “map” tab on the reference page. The maps are not available for every organism, but there are a lot of maps.
Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the information about EOL’s maps.
Applications for Education
The Encyclopedia of Life’s maps could be very useful for biology students to see the climate and range of the organisms they are learning about in their courses.
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