49 – Google Maps

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Google Maps are searchable and zoomable maps of the world.  You can find businesses, get directions, and even embed maps in your website.

Website Cost Availability
 maps.google.com Free Online
Past Overall Rankings
2015: 66 2014: 44 2013: 70 2012: 38 2011: 38 2010: 58= 2009: 67= 2008: 34 2007: 36=
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016
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Comments from some of those who selected Google Maps as one of their Top 10 Tools 

“I love Google Street view. It makes it so easy to find out about an unknown location.” 2015

“distances and directions (not to mention distractions – planning trips when I should be working)” Mags Amond

“I like to wander around cities that I visit, but google maps makes sure I can find my way back as well” Ignatia/Inge de Waard

“navigation. Directions, finding nearby locations, particularly when mobile” Clark Quinn

“particularly the satellite pics, because they let me wander endlessly” Patrick Dunn