37 – Google Maps

UP 40 places in 2020

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

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 21
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 50
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 46

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 37 2019: 77 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 tools

“Without it, I could never find my way.” Kirsten, Dutch Language Teacher, Netherlands, 2020

“for geography lovers” Gilbert Faure, Professor, France, 2020

“Easy and accurate” Project Manager, USA, 2020

“I like to wander around cities that I visit, but Google Maps makes sure I can get back home” Teacher, 2020

“Indispensable. I use it every day” Director, UK, 2020

Quick Guide to Google Maps 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Google Maps for teaching, training, learning and development.

Get access to the Quick Guide sections at the bottom of each of the Tools page (for guidance and resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training and learning) for just £15.

Sign up here.