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Moodle 2.5 Multimedia by João Pedro Soares Fernandes

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Creating dynamic maps using Google Maps Engine

Accessing images from all around the world was impossible some years ago. We are talking about huge amounts of information in photos taken by satellites, or produced by geographers and earth scientists. Such information wasn't available to everyone in a practical way.

We will require students to create an online map in Module 2, A world of music, to illustrate the geographical history of some instruments from around the world. Some of these instruments, such as the ukulele, travelled thousands of kilometers—it was taken by Portuguese sailors to Hawaii.

Google Maps Engine (https://mapsengine.google.com) is one of several online map services available, that allow us to search and navigate in this sea ...

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