77 – Google Maps

Down a further 11 places this year

Google Maps are searchable and zoomable maps of the world.  You can find businesses, get directions, and even embed maps in your website.

Website: maps.google.com
Cost: Free.
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 46
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 66.  2017: 45   2016: 49   2015: 66   2014: 44   2013: 70
2012: 38   2011: 38   2010: 58   2009: 67   2008: 34   2007: 36

Comments from some of those who selected Google Maps as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“Just use it every day – indispensable” Semi-retired, France

Previous comments

“I love Google Street view. It makes it so easy to find out about an unknown location.” 2015

“distances and directions (not to mention distractions – planning trips when I should be working)” Mags Amond

“I like to wander around cities that I visit, but google maps makes sure I can find my way back as well” Ignatia/Inge de Waard

“navigation. Directions, finding nearby locations, particularly when mobile” Clark Quinn

“particularly the satellite pics, because they let me wander endlessly” Patrick Dunn