The Mapping Webinar That Combines Facts and Entertainment to Un-bore Social Studies

Top Quote In encouraging social studies student interaction, Mapline, a mapping software, combines facts and entertainment. It produces new mapping webinar to help the education sector give meanings to the words found in their textbooks. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2014 - For many students taking up Social Studies, they have infused another term for the subject they dread about - "boredom". Thus it is a constant challenge for the education sector to find fresh and innovative ways to unbore the students while studying Social Studies - the subject which is supposed to be interesting.

    In its effort to help the education sector to help them face the challenges in bringing back the interest of the students in learning more in social studies, Mapline, a leading provider of mapping services, created a new webinar for both students and educators for Social Studies classes. It aims to make the subject interesting and something that can be readily applied by the students when it comes to data analysis and correlation.

    Social studies covered a variety of topics from history, to geography, to gathering data and analyzing them. Through mapping, students not only can understand data field but also visualize them. As they learn to find correlation between statistics and reports, maps present a powerful visual to achieve understanding in an instant.

    The webinar starts with teaching how to easily build a map in less than 3 minutes. The mapping software uses the best mapping technology to ensure that the mapping provides precise geocoding services in the fastest ways possible. From spreadsheet data, maps present a clear data visualization to understand map points easier. It does not end there. In the minutes that follow, the video tutorial helps the viewers to become familiar with other mapping features. Here are some useful features covered in the webinar:

    How to search for location
    Mapline makes it possible to help the users be more productive by saving time in searching for specific locations. Users can just enter even just a part of the address and the map will automatically zoom in to the searched location.

    How to share maps
    Sharing maps can be done in just one click.Maps can be shared to students or faculty members.

    Customizing map markers
    Learn to visualize the exact location address locations easily by customizing map markers. On the maps, users can initially see how near or far the location is to other landmarks like libraries, schools, parks, and many others.

    Showing Labels
    Labels of locations can be displayed in just one click. This feature is helpful when a student or teacher wants to display all the map points with their respective names all at once.

    Territory overlay
    Mapline offers hundreds of territory layers that can be used for analysis. The territories cover US boundaries (states, counties, zip codes) and international boundaries.

    Heatmapping 101
    At an early stage, students can learn heatmapping and find its value in data analysis. For example, if the class discusses about countries with a high number of years of schooling, they can create a heatmap based on the spreadsheet data. The students can have an option about the type of heatmap they want to create (location density, sum of the number of years of schooling, or average of the number of years of schooling). They can also choose the colors to represent their map of percentile.

    Get a head-start with Mapline as it takes the education sector in a whole new level of social studies environment through maps.

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