KarToo has a fairly well-known visual search engine that is interesting, but I’ve always found it confusing for me, much less for English Language Learners. However, a couple of years ago they unveiled a new one that was I liked it a lot, and even originally placed it on one of my “The Best…” lists (you might want to check out The Best search engines for ESL/EFL Learners 2007 and The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2008.  However, for some reason they took that one off-line.

I just learned from Alt Search Engines that they put it back online again — or at least, a limited version of it. It’s called KarTOO Cartographies.

When you submit a query, you get text results back, but also a neat-looking visual map of search categories.