Whether they fly, drive, bike, or take the train, millions of people spend their summer holidays travelling. And that means maps?lots of maps. Here are some interesting sites to help you find your way?or keep the kids amused while You’re hanging out in the airport terminal.
This is a great site for kids, with games that take them around the globe. Find places in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and more. They can even help some friendly aliens find their way around planet Earth.
The world is at your fingertips with this National Geographic map machine. View detailed road maps, satellite maps, topographical maps. You can even create maps using a theme, such as population density or extreme weather events.
This site is ?a way of recording strange, wacky, weird and wonderful anomalies, sights and oddities from Google Maps and Google Earth.? Choose a category on the right then browse individual maps from the menu on the left. They’ve even got an image of Oprah’s head in a crop circle.
We can’t vouch for the accuracy of these maps, but they claim to show you exactly where your favourite stars live?from Paula Abdul to Billy Zane and everyone in between.
A professor at the University of Leicester created this happiness map, a ?global projection of subjective well-being.? If You’re not interested in the academics behind it, just scroll down to see how happy you are.