Puzzle Maps


Puzzlemaps is a software version of the Montessori Puzzle Maps activity. It presents the user with a choice of maps from which they can remove and replace the various countries or states that make up the map. In this way, users familiarise themselves with the shapes and locations of countries.

Latest News

16 April 2006 Puzzlemaps first stable release 1.0.0 is now available. It includes South America and also keeps track of which maps have been completed.

14 April 2006 Puzzlemaps uploaded to Ruby Forge - Thanks Tom and Rich!

This first version includes most of the continents of the world. South America is yet to come and some small islands are missed due to their remoteness.

Screen Shots

Here are two screen shots:


Puzzlemaps requires the installation of Ruby-Gnome2 (version 0.14.1 or later). Note that the Ruby-Gnome2 project is often split into multiple packages and you need to ensure that the ruby-libglade2 and ruby-gnomecanvas2 packages and their dependencies are also installed.

Puzzlemaps has only been tested on GNU/Linux but should work on any Operating System that you can install Ruby-Gnome2 on.

The latest snapshot can be found at rubyforge.org/projects/puzzlemaps.

Puzzlemaps is developed using Bazaar-NG for version control. The development branch(es) can be found here.


Puzzlemaps uses launchpad.net for bug tracking and support. Please raise any problems there.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


Geoff Jacobsen <geoffjacobsen.NOSPAM@gmail.com>.