“There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails.” - Nancy Kassebaum

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

KML Factbook

The KML Factbook is a great tool for creating mapped displays of all manner of demographic, economic, and political data.

Sample
To show you the power of this application I have chosen to look at population.

You can view the information on a Google map.

When you click on a country a comparison chart will pop up.
You can also view the information in a KML file. (Google Earth) The file will open in Google Earth if it is installed.

There are numerous data sets available and it is relatively easy to create one of your own. I could see this as a possible High School project.

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