Hey, It Is Sunday, Isn’t It?

In: Tech Reviews

28 Jan 2007

I’ve recently acquired a GPS unit – a Garmin Nuvi 360 – and I’m having a lot of fun mapping things. Even though this unit lacks the ability to act as a GPS receiver for a computer, and therefore makes creating custom maps impossible, I am enjoying not being lost. It’s a nice change.

I have been spending a lot of time on del.icio.us, looking at sites that have been tagged with GPS, Googlemaps, and maps. While perusing the Googlemaps tag, I came across a site that bible_map.orgis sure to appeal to anyone interested in history, religion, or religious history (like me.) Created by the folks over at HeLives.com, BibleMap.org is remarkable in its simplicity. A Google map of Middle East region is overlaid by an unobtrusive pane that contains selected books and chapters from either the King James or English Standard versions of the Bible. Clicking on the hyperlinked place names presents the selected area. Being able to visualize the setting in which these ancient events took place makes them, I find, more tangible. new_testament_social_network

Another site that may be of interest to religious history buffs is the article Mapping New Testament Networks over at the ESV Bible site. The ubergeeks over at ESV compiled data sets of the many figures in the New Testament and mapped their relationships visually using IBM’s data visualization tool Many Eyes. There’s also a link in the article to a (free) ontology of New Testament names that’s worth checking out.

Well, I’m not sure how this post got sidetracked on to religious reference (it was supposed to be about maps) but since we’re here, be sure to check out EBible.com, a competitor to BibleGateway.com that arms the intrepid researcher with an aggregated search of not just Bibles, but biblical commentaries, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Finally, there’s also BiblePlaces.com, a pictorial library of Bible lands.

2 Responses to Hey, It Is Sunday, Isn’t It?


Emma Sometimes

February 13th, 2007 at 03:49

You must have decided to go to the Bible land on FOOT! Okay, just kidding. Are you busy? I have to look at those sites. BibleGateway is one of my favorite sites.

For my genealogical hunt, I love the USGS/GNIS site to map out anything and everything. I think you’ll love it.

Don’t ask why I’m up this late. I need sleep and cant…so, I’m blogging instead.


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