The SpACE (Spatial Activities in Course Environments) project combines map data using Google Maps with related content and resources. It can be used for a wide range of activities, including walking tours, field trips, locations of distance students. Follow this link to see an example of the editor page for this tool.
This server provides a PHP implementation which can be accessed from a virtual learning environment (VLE or CMS) using the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability 2 specification (both BasicLTI and the Proxy Tools implementation of Full LTI available in Blackboard Learn 9). The original version was developed as the SpACE-w PowerLink which allowed such resources to be created within the Blackboard Vista and Campus Edition environments.
This is an open source project; for access to try out this service or for more details about expected release dates or offers to become involved in the project, please contact Stephen Vickers.