The PEW Research center has recently published a new interactive map that highlights global indicators drawn from their database. Examine how the world’s opinion of President Barack Obama has changed over his presidency or the world’s opinion of China. The interactive map allows you to examine broad longitudinal data in depth and easily. Additionally, the visual data provides an easy way to comprehend the data.
This tool is entirely free and can help students and teachers alike explore complex topics. Check out the interactive map here.
The New York Times has published a powerful interactive map of poverty in the United states. The nation-wide map provides color coded information county-by-county. Additionally for highly urban areas, such as New York City and Los Angeles, it provides even more detailed and specialized information.
The website Conflict History is an interactive map that traces the history of warfare across the globe. Span the interactive timeline to look at when various conflicts were taking place. Likewise, pan the interactive map to examine specific battles or war-related events. You can pull up images, wikipedia entries, and even add and edit your own information. As its powered with google maps, you can zoom in, view in satellite or traditional, and edit appropriately.