A few examples of what these tools can be used for – and some particularly good uses.
A lovely tool that allows you to wipe back and forth to compare two shot of the same image at different times. I used Google Earth to generate these identical views of Media City over ten years
A map of the River Wear created by a former student of mine. It shows the various locations for former shipyards along the river. Each marker has some information about the individual shipyards and, in some cases, uses secondary media to illustrate how they appeared.
Towards the bottom of this page is an excellent example of how a Timeline can add genuine value to a story