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Free Map Tools: Website Review

Free Map Tools is a place to find free tools to allow you to measure, save and send maps to other people. These tools can be used for a variety of reasons and by a broad range of people.

The site makes use of Google Maps and offers some very useful and unique online tools which some of us might find handy. Some of the tools offered are:

  • Radius around a point on a map: Draw a quick radius around any given point on a map.
  • How far is it between: Find the distance between two points.
  • Area calculator
  • Find population of a given locality
  • Elevation finder

If you want to try these tools visit the site at www.freemaptools.com

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Online Hindi Typing (Transliteration) Tools

Typing in hindi will not be a problem if you know hindi typing and have the necessary software installed. But if you are not trained in hindi typing and are not familiar with a hindi keyboard, you can still type in hindi using some online tools. And you don’t have to use a hindi keyboard for this, because it is simple transliteration. That is, you type in English (use the English letters to spell hindi words), and the online tool does the rest.
Using these tools you can type in almost all the Indian regional languages, too.

Webdunia utilites: Hindi typing
Google transliteration
GIST-TRANS by C-DAC
Transliteration (Tech Informatics)
Hindi transliteration
Quillpad

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Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.

Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.

To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.

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