Customising Google Earth Placemarks

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Customising Google Earth Placemarks

  1. 1. Customising Google Earth PlacemarksAlan ParkinsonNovember 2011 1
  2. 2. Over 1 BILLION downloads
  3. 3. 2005 First saw Google EarthGot in touch with Google and blagged a copy of Google ProApplied for Innovative Geography Teaching Grant from RGS-IBGDeveloped ‘Earth: a Users Guide’Led a session at SAGT Conference to over 100 delegatesUsed in teachingWrote article for ‘The Guardian’ on using it at start of lessonKeyhole Bulletin Board started to grow and share ideas… 3
  4. 4. http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/index.php 4
  5. 5. Google OutreachGoogle Teacher AcademyGoogle Schools ResourcesHave tended to be versions of US-based materialsand not very innovative.This is slowly changing…. 5
  6. 6. Climate Change Tours 6
  7. 7. PlacemarksIn map viewLook for the iconYellow pushpin 7
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  11. 11. CUSTOM ICONImage of schoolImage of teacherImage of personICON from other location ? 11
  12. 12. http://openiconlibrary.sourceforge.net/ 12
  13. 13. EDITING PROPERTIES Right click on a placemark 13
  14. 14. PLACEMARKHTML CodingKnowing a few key tags will helpTags end with < > and finish with </ > 14
  15. 15. TEXT 15
  16. 16. IMAGES 16
  17. 17. GRAPHSCreate 17
  18. 18. VIDEOSAll you need is the EMBED code from your particular video sharing website…Check which ones might be usable in school. 18
  19. 19. AUDIO http://www.vocaroo.com 19
  20. 20. Using Google Earth Catlin Arctic Survey http://oceans.digitalexplorer.comNew KS3 Geography Pack ready to downloadGCSE Geography Pack coming soon 20
  21. 21. GeoTrio – record your own audio tours of a location and make them available… 21

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