Doing the maps.htm page:
Finding maps is really hard and difficult to find easy to read and ones big enough to read. This assignment showed me how long it takes to do research on it and to find good maps that are useful. I learned a lot of new things while searching for maps and found some good new useful websites. The hardest maps that took the most time for me to find were the city maps and population maps. I also struggled in finding a map for the attractions but just showed where it was located in my country and why you should visit there. overall it was easy now if i can just figure out how to submit it because my myfolder is not working for some reason and it is very frustrating.
I am learning more and more as this course goes on, just how easy it really is to find anything you want to know about any place. The amount of maps for all the different requirements that I found was astonishing. It took a while to really sort through them and find the best ones.
So, overall, the maps assignment sort of required, for me, some creativity on which kind of maps to use for the different categories (especially the Weather/Climate, Human Environment, Urban Transportation, and Tourist Sites). Even though it required a bit of time (actually, it was A LOT for me) to find good maps, it definitely becomes useful in understanding the country as well as help with future travels. The next assignment, actually, is very cool. It definitely ties in with the maps page because I realized that with transportation and such, I still have to know my way around (maps page to the rescue!!). I plan on looking back at my website when the time comes to REALLY travel. YAYYY!!
I just spent a little time looking at everyone's map pages. Nice! And, I'm using all of you. I picked up on some potental links for the the ground.htm assignment. One of you has been using an ecotourism site (maybe Laos?). I've traveled Thailand and ridden the elephants on the way down the river. Have a great time! Generally, it looks like everyone is interpreting instructions the same, but every once in a while a different approach is used. The opportunity to look at other countries is a bonus.
Issues I had
- finding weather related pages I wanted to use;
- I would think I had the hyperlink set and everything saved, come back to continue working on the page later and have to go find the web page again. Who knows what I was doing.
I thought this was really fun, and I learned so much about Laos in the process! However I couldn't find any urban transportation maps...Laos has no subways or trains. There was also very few climate/weather maps available. Anyone else run into these issues?
I thought this assignment was kind of fun. It kind of brought us into the country we chose and started us on the trail to planning a trip to that area of the world. For the most part I thought the maps came pretty easily just doing a Google search of what type of map you were looking for or what the topic was. I did have a hard time with what to use for Weather after doing the current weather. I found climate maps difficult to come by, as my country is in Spain, much of the country has a simlar climate. I'm still not sure I like what I have so far if anyone has advice I'm open to changing what I have. I think the most interesting maps were the public transportation maps. It shows major similarities in travel inside the United States we have with other nations as well as major differences that I new knew about.
This assignment was time consuming, but not very hard. I hope I did it right. I wasn't exactly sure what he wanted for the description, so I breifly described what the map showed and then added a couple sentences about the quality of the map. I learned a lot about my country from this assignment (Costa Rica).
For this assignment, I mainly used Google Images, but I did also find some maps on the CIA website and I took 2 of my 3 city maps from Google Maps. Still, it took a long time to find maps that were both legible and helpful.
Here's a few suggestions of search terms for climate maps: annual precipitation, and average annual temperatures. If you’re having problems finding human environment maps, try population density maps or maps that show the distribution of ethnicities. For physical environment maps, I used both a topographic map and an elevation map.
This assignment was a little challenging because the area that I picked to visit is not the most popular tourist attraction, so I spent a little time trying to find good maps of the area. I also don't have access to a scanner to scan any maps from my travel book, so I only used internet sources. I used primarily Google maps, tripadvisor.com, and the website that our instructor suggested in our email to find maps. In terms of transportation, I would primarily walk if weather was nice which is what I did in the past. But for the purpose of this assignment, I located transportation options since public transportation is not really used as far as I could tell. I think people transport themselves by walking, biking, scooters, or cars. I typed the assignment in a word document. I used the snipping tool for my images, and created a hyper link under the image. I saved the file as a word document, copied the entire thing into a new created page that I saved as map.htm and Web Page.
When you insert an image into Microsoft Word it creates a new image file in your "maps_files" folder, called "img001". When you resize that image (which I did many times with my maps), it creates a NEW image, "img002". Microsoft Word only uses the second (resized) image when displaying your webpage. Thus, if you have a large number of files (I had something like 37), delete the duplicate image files, specifically, the orginal non-resized image. Then, you can copy over your remaining map files.