Map Annotation Tool

July 19, 2023




This map annotation tool was created for the course, Major British Writers, at NC State University. Working with a team of developers, we created a custom map annotation tool that allowed students to annotate a historical map of London and bring context to the works of literature they were reading. We worked with the British Library to get permission to use the historical map of London from the 1660s and then created the application using the Google Maps API. Additional features added to the system that are not available through Google maps at the time were the ability to:

  • share videos without needing embed code
  • have threaded comments within markers
  • have the map behind WRAP authentication and to have entries connected to student IDs
  • easily toggle between instructor and student annotations
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