by National Geographic Society
The Nation Geographic World atlas provides an interactive interface for exploring the globe with some great features for studying World geography. Students can apply their knowledge and make their own personal set of geographical notes by adding descriptions to pins.
How It Works?
- Step 1: Drag your finger across the screen to turn the World atlas in any direction. Pinch and drag to zoom in closer to map.
- Step 2: Measure distances between cities drag by dragging the ends of the measurement line located on the bottom of the screen to a city on the map.
- Step 3: Tap on the three line icon to select a different map view, to reveal a pinned location on the map, or compare the currency of the current location with the currency of another location.
- Step 4: To add a pin to a location on your map, tap on any city and a charcoal box will appear. Tap on the plus icon to bring up the pin panel.
- Step 5:Using pins, students can personalize their map and apply their knowledge by providing a title and description for each location. You can also color code your pins and customize the title for each color.
Taping on the cities and puling up the information box can at times be touchy. Instruct your students to take their time when selecting a city to write about.
When entering information on a pin, change the pin to the desired color before entering the description. If you changed the pin after, you might lose your description and will have to start over.
Cost and Platforms
National Geographic World Atlas is available for $1.99 in the Apple app store.