77 – Google Maps

Down a further 11 places in 2019

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 tools

  • “Just use it every day – indispensable” Semi-retired, France, 2019
  • “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

How to use Google Maps for Learning

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

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

To read these special sections you will need to be a registered user. Find out how to purchase access to ALL these special sections here and also pre-order the PDF How to use the Top 200 Tools for Learning.