Visual Mapping
Thinking Maps - David Hyerle - Lots of easy great examples of word webbing with many suggestions and excellent models. Have facilitated Thinking Maps training for the National Urban Alliance with Indianapolis Public Schools, Dayton Public Schools, and District Nine in New York School District.
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Mind Maps - a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner. In so doing, it gives you the freedom to roam the infinite expanses of your brain. Originated in the late 1960s by Tony Buzan, Mind Maps are now used by millions of people around the world – from the very young to the very old – whenever they wish to use their minds more effectively.

Visual Mapping Software
Mapping the Standards - Mapping the Standards is a project using Thinking Maps Software and a data-base to grow Thinking Maps units of study from across disciplines.

MindManager software has been adopted by 60% of Fortune 100 corporations. With the rapid acceptance of its products, Mindjet has expanded to a global presence.

Inspiration Software - Inspiration develops and supports visual thinking software for use in education and business.

Axion Idea Processor - The Axon Idea Processor is a sketchpad for visualizing and organizing ideas. The Idea Processor exploits visual attributes such as: color, shape, size, scale, position, depth, shadow, link, icon, etc. Visual cues facilitate recall, association, and discovery. Diagrams help you to model and solve complex problems. Visualization reinforces your short term memory.

Mapping the World Far and Near
Mapquest for street maps and directions from one location to another.

National Geographic Map Machine generating maps from around the world with lots of information.

EarthRise for photos of the earth from space.

Green Map System for locating eco-resources in our community.

How far is it? - a web page that calculates the distance between cities in the United States and around the world.

MapBlast! - type in an address and this Web page will "blast" you a street map of the area.

Microsoft terra server - excellent source of topo and aerial maps. Starts with a world map, then click in on the location you'd like to see.

CIA World Factbook includes reference maps and facts on countries around the world.

Crime Mapping Research Center Established in 1997, the goal of the center is the promotion, research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of GIS (geographic information systems) technology and the spatial analysis of crime.

Mapping Information
GIS Mapping - GIS mapping is a visual representation of facts and data around us - a tool that provides an opportunity to work with data to determine how things work and present a picture to others. GIS or Geographical Information Systems have been used for many years for research in universities and business. Start with a primer on GIS mapping that includes lots of links about, how to apply, and sofware for GIS mapping.

The Community Mapping Assistance Project (CMAP) provides customized, affordable computer mapping services to non-profit organizations. Even more important, it provides lots of excellent mapping ideas for projects to support the community.

SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators for Central Indiana) provides information on community assets such as schools, libraries, churches, hospitals, and community centers. It also include social demographic information such as census, health, education, criminal justice, welfare, and other data that can point out such vulnerabilities as neighborhoods with high levels of crime, unemployment, and welfare recipients. SAVI provides lots of excellent mapping ideas, as well as the information, for projects to support the community.


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