Create Beautiful Maps with MapMaker - The Techie Teacher®

Create Beautiful Maps with MapMaker

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 / 6 comments
A fun way to learn about map skills is to have your students create their own, unique map. A very EASY to use map maker website can be found {HERE} and was created by Use this digital tool to have your students create their own maps and then practice measurement with a digital ruler.
Use the free website, Mapmaker, to create maps and practice measuring with a digital ruler.

This is what students see when they first pull up the website:

Here is a map I made in literally 30 seconds:

What I REALLY like is the ruler feature that allows you to measure parts of the map. This is a great tool to get students practicing how to manipulate a digital ruler. I could even see practicing area and perimeter with this site.

The website allows you to print and save. Nothing happened when I tried clicking the save button so I just took a screenshot. You could have students take a screenshot, add it to a Google Slide and then have them do all sorts of things with their map! Or, just print and go!


  1. Thank you for sharing! This is perfect for my students to practice map skills!

  2. I clicked on the (Here) and nothing loaded on my desktop. does this only work as an app?

    1. Hi Erin! I just tried it and it looks like you now have to enable Adobe Flash. It will then take you to a Teaderled page where you click "Go". This tool is specifically for computers, no app! :)

  3. How do you get the roads to turn? I can only do vertical

  4. Hi Adriann! The roads will turn as you start clicking around. Click above or below the square where you want the road to turn :)


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