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Moodle 2.5 Multimedia Cookbook by Silvina P. Hillar

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Chapter 2. Working with 2D and 3D Maps

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Using maps with sceneries
  • Drawing regions within a map
  • Using weather maps
  • Using Google Maps to locate European bridges
  • Working with Yahoo! Maps
  • Watching stars through Bing Maps 3D
  • Drawing 3D maps using 3DVIA Shape for Maps
  • Working with constellation maps
  • Embedding a map of Mars
  • Labeling the moon
  • Watching the universe

Introduction

This chapter explains how to create and embed different types of maps, either 2D or 3D, in our Moodle courses. The maps can be interactive or static. We will use resources available in Web 2.0, as well as free and open source software. Thanks to these amazing tools, we can design and display interactive maps in our Moodle courses.

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