It’s a launch! Go to Map-Ed.org and work your way through five questions about key concepts in genetics to pin yourself on a world map. No expertise in genetics necessary! Questions are multiple-choice, and you will be provided with fun facts along the way to point you toward the correct answer. Then, get your friends to play this game and see more pins popping up in your neighborhood. And….this is just the beginning! We will be adding questions from time to time so that you can pin yourselves in new and fun ways.
Check out the interactive map below to see the pins that are there! Once you have pinned yourself, come back to this map as often as you’d like to watch the pins filling in. Or if you prefer, click here for the full-size map.
pgEd thanks our colleagues Niall O’Connor, Dustin Holloway, and Mick Correll, who we first met at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB), for bringing the first Map-Ed prototype to life. We are ever so grateful to Dave Bozzi at DB Design Boston for developing the Map-Ed platform that is on-line today.
Special thanks to Carlos Olguin at Autodesk and his team, including Justin Brooks, Jason Landfried, and Florencio Mazzoldi, for working on the latest iteration, launched in December 2013. This new map offers much better speed and the option to cluster and count pins.
Map-Ed milestones – a timeline
April 24, 2012
- At the 1st GETed conference, pgEd takes on one-year challenge for developing Map-Ed.
March 27, 2013
- Less than one year later, Map-Ed launches.
April 3, 2013
- Within one week of its launch, Map-Ed has pins on all 7 continents.
June 23, 2013
- Map-Ed reaches players in all 50 U.S. states and 55 nations around the world.
August 25, 2013
- Map-Ed has over 2,600 pins spread across 70 countries.
December 12, 2013
- New map launches thanks to the support of Autodesk.
The Map-Ed map!