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Title: World Bank: Mapping for Results
Url: http://maps.worldbank.org/
Publisher: World Bank
Description: Upon entering The World Bank's homepage, even the most experienced researcher can feel a bit intimidated. The site contains thousands of documents, and even though they offer a nice search engine, it can be difficult at times to get to specific items quickly. Recently, the World Bank teamed up with Google maps to create a very nice "mash-up" that serves as a visual entry point for visitors looking for projects, news, and statistics. Using the Google map directional arrows and zoom functions, visitors can scroll around to look for different resources. The site also contains a legend which tracks low to high income areas, along with active projects sponsored by the World Bank. Finally, visitors can also toggle the map's "satellite" and "hybrid" views on and off as they see fit. Overall, this is a tremendous resource and one that will warrant several return visits.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Audiovisual aids
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Maps
Social sciences -- Statistics -- Statistical data -- By region or country
GEM Subject: Social studies
Social studies -- Economics
Social studies -- Current events/issues
Social studies -- Geography
Social studies -- Human relations
Social studies -- Civics
Social studies -- Comparative political systems
Social studies -- World history
Date Issued: 2007
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
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Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
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University First Cycle
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Language: English
Rights: Google, MapLink/Tele Atlas, Europa Technologies
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-01-08 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-04-26 22:36:30 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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