Combining any of the many MyReadingMapped™ 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, classroom teaching, or homeschooling efforts. Making it a unique educational resource where you get to customize a powerful self-organized learning environment 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 to a wide degree of subject matter from ancient ruins, to famous explorer expeditions, oceanography, environmental disasters, disease outbreaks, wars, evolution, migration, green energy solutions, architecture, sunken ships, and more.
Instructions on how to combine maps: On the ClimateViewer 3D home page, click on the Map List icon at the right to get the Active Maps pop up window. Select the base map you desire to use, such as ESRI Aerial base map, and select Add Maps. To get one of the MyReadingMapped maps select the map category History and Science. From the History and Science map list load the map you desire such as Sunken Ships of the Great Lakes from the Abandoned and Sunken Ship subcategory. To combine it with another map on weather, scroll back to the top of the map list, select the category Live Alerts and Weather, the subcategory Rain and Snow, and load the map US Rainfall-24 Hour Forecast. When you close the pop up window the selected maps will display combined showing the effect of today’s weather on the sunken ship locations.
Currently this site is undergoing an update which requires reformating all 160 of the maps created by MyReadingMapped. To date 59 of them, the most popular, have been reformated and are available to be used. The others will be added back as we are able.
Quality Sources and Users: The placemarks in these maps quote and/or link to many quality sources like government agencies such as the EPA, NOAA, the Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey. They link to some of the leading universities and libraries, media articles, books written by explorers, and publications by organizations like The Linnean Society of London. It also utilizes Wikipedia as a starting point in your research due to its wide accessibility. When these maps first appeared on the original MyReadingMapped web site, these maps were linked to by such organizations as United Nations Spaced-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), a Smithsonian Libraries Unbound article on Dr. Livingstone, Future Teachers Learning Together, freetech4teachers, Integrating Technology into the Classroom Curriculum, National Association of Educators (NEA) article on Lewis and Clark, Perry-Castañeda Library at the University of Texas at Austin, The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Center Moriches Secondary Library Center, and the Charles Darwin Foundation. They were even embedded in school web sites like the Dowell Middle School social studies assignment on the American Revolution. Media articles also featured MyReadingMapped in The Atlantic, The Nation and Google Earth Blog.
Want proof of the above authoritative inbound MyReadingMapped links? Then check out the many pages of them in this Google search for the old MyReadingMapped web site. This image seach indicates the impact that the old MyReadingMapped site had on the internet. At the point the site crashed Google Map reported MyReadingMapped’s custom Google Maps had a total of over 475,000 map views in a four year period including school web sites.
Check out these Educational examplesOr Go Directly To The Maps
How young is too young to use MyReadingMapped? As soon as they want to know night from day they qualify. Just show them how to turn on the sunlight and timeline features on the home page and use the mouse to rotate the solar system with the green pop up timeline compass shown on the lower left of the image above. With it they can see for themselves the stars, the sun and night and day and the process of learning begins. As the lower image shows you can safely demonstrate a solar eclipse with ClimateViewer 3D. Other maps youngsters might find interesting with parental guidance are the maps of Rollercoasters, The World’s Best Zoos, Mind Blowing Pit Mines, Top 10 Longest Suspension Bridges, The World’s Largest Sports Stadiums, Ancient Ruins, and Oceanic Trenches and other Undersea Phenomena.
Now for the higher learning maps…
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.
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. Both maps are located in the Migration section.
But that is not all you can do.
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.
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 could use your help to cover the server and other technology costs. Please, any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.ClimateViewer GoFundMe
The Explorer and Conqueror maps are based on the following online books.
Each placemark in each map is quoted and page referenced to the book.
- Isabella Lucy Bird’s book Yangtze Valley and Beyond
- Alexander the Great, Alexander the Great. The Merging of East and West in Universal History by Benjamin Ide Wheeler
- Lewis and Clark’s Journals
- James Cook’s book Voyage to the South Pole and Round the World
- Marco Polo’s book The Travels of Marco Polo
- Charles Darwin’s book The Voyage of the Beagle
- Roald Amundsen’s book North West Passage
- Xuanzang’s book SI-YU-KI. Buddist Records of the Western World
- The Three Voyages of William Barentzs to the Arctic Regions by Gerrit De Veer
- Vitus Bering, The Tracks and Landfalls of Bering and Chirikof on the Northwest of.. by George Davidson
- Ernest Shackleton’s book South! The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
- Hernando Cortés’ book The Despatches of Hernando Cortes
- Pizarro, His Adventures and Conquests by George Makepeace Towle and Francisco Pizarro
- William Bligh’s book A Voyage to the South Sea:…
- William Lewis Herndon’s book Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon Valley
- Henry Morton Stanley’s book How I found Livingstone
- Henry Morton Stanley’s book In Darkest Africa
- David Livingstone’s book The last journals of David Livingstone: in Central Africa and the book Livingstone and the explorations of Central Africa
- Frederick Schwatka’s book The Search for John Franklin
- Theodore Roosevelt’s book Through the Brazilian Wilderness
- Nain Singh Rawat’s The Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol. VII, 1885
- Samuel White Baker’s book Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssina
- Burke and Wills book A Successful Exploration Through The Interior of Australia
- William Dampier’s book A Voyage to New Holland, Vol. 1
- Ewart Scott Grogan’s book From the Cape to Cairo
- Mungo Park’s book Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
- William Gifford Palgrave’s book Narrative of a Year’s Journey Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia
- George Simpson’s book Peace River
- Gustav Nachtigal’s Popular Science Monthly, Vol XXVII, 1885, Sketch of Dr. Gustav Nachtigal
- Gerhard Rohlfs’ book Adventures in Morocco and Journeys through the oasis of Draa and Tafilet
- Benjamin of Tudela’s Early Travels in Palestine: Comprising the narratives of Arculf [and others]
- Ferdinand de Soto, Ferdinand de Soto. The Discoverer of the Mississippi by John Stevens and Cabot Abbott
- Francis Garnier’s book The French in Indo-China
- Pedro Fernandez de Quiros’s book The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, 1595 to 1606
- The 7th Portuguese India Armada by Frederick Charles Danvers
- Spartacus,Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, The War of Spartacus
- Father Estevao Cacella’s Report on Bhutan in 1627
- Fridtjof Nansen’s book “Farthest North”: Being the Record of a Voyage
The Power of GIS Data-Visualization
If you are among the 475,000 former MyReadingMapped map views 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. I am editing them on the basis of which maps are most popular. At this point I have edited about 20% of the maps that represent about 80% of my viewership based on the 80-20 Pareto principle where 80% of my map usage is from 20% of the maps.
To help individuals, whether a child or an adult, to learn what interests them via an online self-organized learning environment that enables them to analyze primary sources and construct an argument by assembling all the available high-quality online information on a given topic, and organizing it in a timeline documentary, in the form of a Google Map-type directory, on a location-by-location basis. And do it in a way that enables the individual to digitally experience the historical or scientific event for themselves while keeping the emphasis on the pedagogy of the application when used in the classroom.
© George Stiller 2017