Map Mashups and APIs in Education

  • Emmanuel Stefanakis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The rapid technological evolutions in map mashups and APIs during the last few years offer the possibility to build effective educational tools with limited efforts and programming skills. Many subjects, in particular geography, social studies, science, even math and Greek/English studies may be supported by mashup technologies at all levels of education. This chapter summarizes several attempts made recently in cooperation with educational organizations (schools and museums) to develop a series of prototype educational frameworks for the subject of history. A wide range of tools and APIs have been adopted to meet the educational needs as well as to evaluate their efficiency and completeness. Special attention has been given in involving the users (the pupils and teachers) at all phases of development, from design to the actual implementation of both the content and application scenario/interface.


Prototype Application School Book Educational Framework Multimedia Item Temporal Predicate 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



The author wishes to thank the Hellenic Fellowship Foundation (IKY), the Arsakeio Schools of Athens, the Museum Battleship “G. Averof” and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens for their contribution in the development of the prototype applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geodesy and Geomatics EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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