Use Zeemaps with Your Students to Create Interactive Maps

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Zeemaps is another good website to use with students to create, publish and share interactive maps. Zeemaps allows you to visualize geographic data and customize your maps the way you want. You can for instance create maps of places you plan to visit with students or share maps of specific locations you have visited. And although it displays Google Maps, Zeemaps is not affiliated with Google and has its own servers where all created maps are stored.

Zeemaps is a freemium service with a free basic version that offers some decent features. The pro version provides more advanced functionalities. Here is a round-up of some of the main things offered by this web tool:
  • You do not need to create an account to make maps
  • Add searchable custom fields for map entries
  • PDF or PNG map images for presentations or brochures
  • Add video, photo, or audio with your markers
  • Customize marker icons with your own images
  • Highlight countries, states, cities, zip codes, counties, or hand-draw region
  • Up to 31 marker groups and sub-groups with clickable map legend
  • Show clickable list of entries to the left or right of your map
  • Keep maps private for confidential data with HTTPS support
  • Search for entries matching field values, with distance
  • Manage your map entries with powerful editing grid