Israel: The first computerised Hebrew-language atlas has been released. It is designed especially for elementary and high school students. The atlas, which allows easy access to a large variety of maps for different uses, was the result of a joint initiative between Hebrew University”s center for Computational Geography, and the Center for Educational Technology.
The atlas”s unique infrastructure is based on the same methodology used by Google Maps. Information is stored in a Microsoft database which has been developed over the past year, and will be updated from time to time with new topological and subject-specific data. The digital atlas is customised for the elementary and high school Geography curriculums, with a user-friendly interface designed to give over as much relevant information as possible. The maps themselves are accompanied by interactive programmes which are geared for students to learn basic map-reading skills in the simplest and most interesting way possible.
Source: Israel national news