Tag Archives: digital maps

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If at first you don’t succeed

…copy somebody’s code. Or at least your own from the past that works. I finally got the map to work for my Exhibit exhibit. See.   First I copied the tutorial here. When that was working, I carefully copied it to the file I wanted it to be in and… nothing. Still broken. So next […]

Poster Session at the History of Ed

At the beginning of the year I was asked to participate in a poster session for the History of Education Society’s Annual Meeting. I have done a few things with maps, so I was asked to share resources and ideas for using maps with teaching history. Not too many people came by, so I only […]

40th anniversary of the moon landing

What space junky, almost historian, geek would I be without posting a little bit about some of the best type of history in existence. I refer, of course, to the history of man’s endeavors to explore space. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on a celestial […]

Finished 1989 Flash Map

I had to dig this out of the depths of my computer today, and a quick search showed that I never posted the final version. So here it is in all it’s glory. 1989 Events [kml_flashembed fversion="8.0.0" movie="http://chnm.gmu.edu/staff/ammon/1989/1989events.swf" targetclass="flashmovie" publishmethod="static" width="540" height="360"] [/kml_flashembed]

New face, new forum

For the one or two besides me who actually visit the site, you’ll notice a change in looks. I stumbled upon this theme a few days ago, and thought to give it a try. Historically speaking, well actually it’s very forward thinking, this theme employs a cool idea. The theme is funded by a couple […]

Soviet music

I’m looking for some good soviet music to use as a light background music to the flash timeline. Here are two good sites that catalog and preserve the history of the former USSR in music. http://www.sovmusic.ru/english/index.php http://www.hymn.ru/index-en.html

Making progress

I took out the audio from the intro because it just wasn’t working. Perhaps a voice recording about the fall of communism would be better. I worked on the timeline a lot the past couple of days. It took many, many attempts to finally get the dot that represents an event to look nice. Fifteenth […]