Thursday, September 30, 2010

MapCrunch: Randomized Google Maps Street Views

MapCrunch is a fun diversion for those who need an instant getaway.  By pressing the "Go" button one is instantly transported to a randomized Google Maps Street View.  Twenty-two countries and autonomous regions are available.

This fun randomizer could become a teaching tool.  Instructors could have students guess where a location is and explain why.  The teacher could then explain tell-tell sings like physical landforms, architecture styles, and land use like what crops or trees are growing. (Hat tip: Google Maps Mania)

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