Recent WorldMap developments

The next WorldMap training class is October 7th.  Sign up here: http://bit.ly/nUVhPL to learn all about how to load maps to WorldMap and create your own mapping applications.

WorldMap Beta http://worldmap.harvard.edu was released in July.  Here are some current statistics:

  • 592 Registered Users
  • 1078 Data Layers Added containing 12,755 fields
  • 232 Maps Published

WorldMap will be used in these Harvard classes during 2011/2012:

  • "World Religions and Multicultural America” taught by Diana Eck
  • “Reinventing Boston:  The Changing American City” taught by Rob Sampson and David Luberoff
  • “Societies of the World 28” taught by Kelly O’Neill
  • “Environmental Management of Tourism Development” taught by Megan Epler Wood
  • “The African City”, “The African Past: Art and History to 1800” taught by Suzanne Blier
  • “Chinese History 200R”, “Societies of the World 12”, “Culture and Belief 26”  taught by Peter Bol


WorldMap features recently added:


WorldMap Features in development:

  • Layer creation tools, linking maps to media - Committee on African Studies and Du Bois Institute
  • APIs to look up lat/longs and place names - Reischauer and MetaLab
  • Harvesting GeoRSS linked to rich media - Reischauer and MetaLab
  • Time Enabling of Google Earth Output - Harvard Business School

For more information please contact worldmap@harvard.edu.