Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A Google Maps County Public School Project

Rames Creel dropped me a line to let me know about a really neat Google Maps mashup project he has kicked off called The County Public School Project that is proving to benefit several school boards around the US. He started out by creating the San Joaquin County Public School Map, a unique mashup that plots schools within the county, and a way to get driving directions between each of the school locations.

Not stopping there Rames decided to make this Google Maps mashup into a template complete with a set of instructions for other school boards to do the same thing that he did. He set up this fantastic step-by-step guide to replicate the San Joaquin County Public School Map for any other school board in the US. What a great idea! So far here are the school boards who have followed Rames' instructions:
This is a great school locations mashup and a thoughtful way to help other school boards embarking on the same mission. In a way Rames has created his own API for others to use. (For those who aren't comfortable with the API a Google My Map could be substituted).

Rames goes on to say: "..This was an "after hours" project that took, maybe 3 working days to complete. Thanks for all the links Google Maps Mania!"

Related Posts:
Educational uses of Google Maps Part 1
Educational uses of Google Maps Part 2
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