66 – Google Maps

DOWN 21 places in 2018 but has maintained a consistent presence on the list over the last 12 years.

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 2018: 40
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018: 
Top 100 Tools for Education 2018: 94

Past Overall Rankings
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 

“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