Have you ever wondered how many time zones there are in Mexico? Where Mexico’s historical sites are located? When the Mayan civilization collapsed? Or how long it takes a Monarch butterfly to migrate to Canada and back?
We just discovered a wonderful online tool that answers some of these questions, and we are excited to share it with our readers.
Back in January 2014, Esri shared a new online atlas of six “story maps” of Mexico. According to their blog, these “maps feature everything from population, landforms, climate, historical landmarks, caves, indigenous cultures, tourist attractions and more. Many features such as volcanoes and landmark buildings are accompanied by popups with photographs and descriptions. The maps can be accessed in many different ways, such as an ArcGIS Online presentation with a description here, as an iPad iBook, but most importantly, as a series of story maps. Each of these separate story maps contains 1-6 thematically related maps on the following topics:
- Explore Mexico (Crime vs. Tourism)
- Mexico’s Natural Wonders
- Mexico’s Historical Monuments
- Geography of Mexico – Did You Know?
- Indigenous People of Mexico
- Cartograms of Mexico
You can use this resource of over 30 thematic maps to teach and learn about population, landforms, climate, historical landmarks, caves, indigenous cultures, tourist attractions, and more. Many features such as volcanoes and landmark buildings are accompanied by popups with photographs and descriptions.”
by Allyson Williams
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