No one knows a town or neighborhood like the people that live there. Google knows that and has made Map Maker
a crowd-sourcing project to create the most detailed public maps
possible. Google suggests adding information about recreational areas in
your town, cultural landmarks, schools, and businesses. Yesterday, thanks to Rich Kiker, I learned that Google Map Maker now allows you to add political boundaries to maps. Watch the video below to learn how to do this.
Applications for Education
Teachers looking to create a project with “real world” implications
should consider having students research their communities and
contribute to making the map better on Google Map Maker.
Learn more about Map Maker in the video below.