BatchGeo

Whilst analysing enrolment data for my employer I came across a really useful service provided by BatchGeo. In summary you can import a list of postcodes from an excel spreadsheet and the service maps them on to a Google Map. This can be used to enhance teaching and learning in many ways. Some examples include geocaching (treasure hunts) for induction activities or plotting local services or transport routes. Police.UK use a similar approach when displaying crime statistics in a particular area. Advanced features allow you to import more than one column before validating your data set and using a colour key to enhance your map. As it uses Google Maps you are able to zoom in and our and utilise street view if appropriate. Finally you can also embed your maps in to your blog or website.

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