Combining any of the 160 MyReadingMappedTM maps of history and science with the hundreds other maps and the 3D technology available on ClimateViewer 3D enables you to customize your individual self-learning or classroom teaching efforts. Making it a unique educational resource where you get to customize a powerful self-organized learning environment. One where you can digitally experience history and science for yourself the way you want to learn or teach it. By combining maps in this manner encourages critical and analytical thinking and the power of “what if I combine this with that…?” to a wide degree of subject matter from ancient ruins, to famous explorer expeditions, weather classifications, environmental disasters, disease outbreaks, wars, hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, shipwrecks and more.
As shown above, you can combine the over 100-year-old Köppen Climate Classification System map with today’s NOAA 24-Hour Radar map (in the Precipitation section) to see whether or not climate change has occurred in a given geography. Note how the highlighted color-coded dry steppe sits in an area surrounded by an east moving storm. What is going on there? Does the biome impact the weather as much as the weather impacts the biome? To combine the maps you first open the classifivation map and then add the radar map from the map directory.
Or, combine the Köppen Climate Classification System map with the METAR Wind Speed and Direction map as shown above to see how much wind there is in the highlighted green-color coded vegetated subtropics, but not in the orange- color coded desert.
Combing the Sunken Ship of the Great Lakes map with the NOAA 24-Hour Radar map indicates how weather affects shipping as shown above.
Combing the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trail map with the Santa Fe and El Camino Real Trail map, and the In Search of Utopia map to understand migration across the continental United States.
Combine the four WWII maps to understand the impact WWII had on Europe
Combing the How Stanley Found Livingstone map and Livingstone’s Source of the Nile Expedition map enables you to understand where Livingstone was during Stanley’s search for him. The two maps are correlated to each other to help explain it.
Combing the Earth Atmosphere map with the MODIS Terra Cloud Top Temperature map enables you to see where the Terra Satellite is and what kind of data it scans.
You can get investigative by combining the map of the Stages of Evolution map with The Rise, Fall and Migration of Civilization Due to Climate Change map to see if there is any correlation.
But that is not all you can do.
You can digitally climb the route of Hillary’s Mount Everest Expedition. Yes, the one so many people died on in 2017. Just zoom down to the ground and adjust the navigation compass from looking down to looking straight ahead or up as necessary.
You can digitally walk the path of Lewis and Clark’s Expedition or any of the other 40 explorer maps in order to see it similar to what they did based on information from their own journals and books.
You can rotate the Battle of Waterloo map to view it from either Napoleon’s or Wellington’s camp.
You can investigate all the issues involved in The El-Niño Zone such as hydrothermal vents, volcanoes, trade winds, and currents and its effects around the world.
You can go down deep in the ocean to see where the hydrothermal vents and cold seeps are based on coordinates and permissions provided by The Linnean Society of London.
All this is available free and can be linked and embedded in school web sites 24/7 on a wide variety of personal devices. You can even download many of the educational maps and edit them to your suit class needs. However, we need your help to cover the server and other technology costs. Please, any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.ClimateViewer GoFundMe
If you are among the 475,000 former MyReadingMapped users from 120 countries, a lot has changed since the web site crashed. By merging MyReadingMapped with ClimateViewerTM 3D has increased its educational value as an online educational resource. Now, you can view these maps in 2D or 3D, rotate the map, change the elevation, and digitally walk the map in 3D, and combine them as you see fit. You can even change the base map from the default aerial satellite map to an ESRI Oceans map. And the maps as an open source are no longer dependent on Google. Unfortunately, the maps as you see them contain links to the original MyReadingMapped web site and contain some other broken inks that no longer function the way they once did that slightly impacts the maps. However, the new capabilities far and away compensate for this inconvenience. Now that there is renewed interest in these maps, I will be upgrading the maps and fix these problems over the next few months.