Through the Google Lat Long blog I discovered a site called Storyful that is producing maps of the protests in the Middle East and North Africa. While they’re producing maps of individual countries, they’ve also produced a map about protests across the whole of the Middle East and North Africa. Like all good Google Maps, this one includes images, links, text, and video clips. You can view the map below or click here to view the full size map.
View Protests across the Middle East in a larger map
Applications for Education
Keeping up with developments in the Middle East and North Africa is one of the things that the students in my Global Studies course have to do this semester. This map could be very helpful for them in reaching that goal. In general, I like maps like this one because it puts global news into a geographic context that students can see.