Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Youngest Google Maps Developers

Kensington Palace Map Makers Project

I love this map project created by pupils at the Fox Primary School and the Kensington Palace Education team in London. Using a hand drawn map of Kensington Palace as custom map tiles the team have created a unique Google Map which has been populated with work from students at Fox Primary School.

The pupils have created map markers for the map to explain the history behind the park's buildings, public spaces, road names and to explore the lives of famous people that have a connection with the Palace. If you click on a map marker you can view the pupils' work illustrated with their own hand drawings.

This is an inspired idea to teach local history to young children with the added bonus of teaching them a little about cartography in the process.

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