Friday, June 09, 2017

Children's Maps

Esri has a new basemap designed for the young at heart. The Children's Map is a fun global map full of illustrations of famous man-made & natural landmarks and pictures of some of the world's most loved wildlife.

The Children's Map can be used to explore the locations of the countries of the world, their capitals and major cities. As you explore the world on the Children's Map you will also discover kangaroos, moose, alligators and camels. You can also find steam trains, container ships, hot air balloons and helicopters.

If you want more ways of encouraging kids to explore the world then you might also like Mission Explore. Mission Explore has created loads of missions that challenge kids to rediscover the world.

Kids of any age can become guerrilla explorers and extreme missioners with missions that defy gravity, see the invisible and test mental agility. Completing each mission will help kids develop new skills, resourcefulness and discover how their natural curiosity and initiative can lead to exciting experiences. The Mission Explore website inspires young people to engage with their world in the most direct way possible – by going out and having adventures.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has its own interactive map designed especially for young visitors. The MetKids Map allows children to discover some of the fun and interesting things that they can find when they visit the museum. It also includes lots of inspiring and creative activities for kids to do during and after their trip to the MET.

The hand-drawn map of the MET has been made interactive using the OpenLayers mapping platform. It contains a number of map markers. The yellow markers indicate some of the main important locations around the museum. The red markers show the locations of some of the exhibits which you can see when you visit the museum.

If you select a marker on the map you can read more about the selected exhibit or room. These descriptions include photos, audio, video clips and suggestions of fun activities that children can do in response to the museum's exhibits.

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