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Google Maps, Earth & Lit Trips



Slides from workshop at Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES School Library System on October 19, 2010

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  • Argyle Cut – Sydney – cut through a sandstone ridge – project begun by convicts in mid 1880’s to connect Sydney Cove & Darling Harbor.
  • Go to Click on My Maps Create a new Map Title and Description Choice of public or private Ability to import kmz, kml or georss data Or url from special mapping sites. Options to invite collaborators and give them editing rights.
  • Once your map is open and you’re in EDIT mode , do a search to find spots to mark on the map. Also saves all your locations as a file that you can open in Google Earth for more detailed views. Exports as .kml file.
  • Lets you add placemarks, add notes and links. Click on the blue placemark to get a selection of symbols
  • Layers with photos. Export a map from Google Maps as .kml file and open in Google earth to get tons more info! Not sure I’m going to hike this!
  • Exported this map to Google Maps EG: hiking trails. on a few extra layers in Google earth I found some hiking trail info.
  • Wonderful project using google earth – Google Lit Trips. Jerome Burg
  • Possum Magic Lit Trip had a link to the google book search Brought up reviews of the book
  • James and the Giant Peach.
  • Jane Austen places  Counties in her books.
  • Layers of information about global events, links to information, pictures, video, etc. Darfur Information on destroyed and damaged villages Links to information from various agencies working and monitoring the region. Stories of real people Zoom in and see the outlines of destroyed villages.
  • Timeline feature – some areas of the maps have historical photos. This is Lake Chad in Cameroon. Showing the encroaching desert.
  • --Hawaii, Mauna Kea, tilted with 3d buildings and terrain turned on.
  • Golden Gate Bridge with 3D and Terrain turned on.
  • Crazy flight path layer from Flightwise – When tilted it shows elevations.
  • Same flightwise layer zoomed out.
  • Layers  Gallery  Rumsey Historic Maps.
  • Back to something lighter, I used the Ruler Path to measure the distance I walked one day.
  • Google Ocean – lots of ocean info and geography of the ocean.
  • Can’t forget about the sky and mars
  • Impact crater on mars

Google Maps, Earth & Lit Trips Google Maps, Earth & Lit Trips Presentation Transcript

  • Google Maps & Earth for Lit Trips Class Cap Region BOCES March 25, 2010 Polly-Alida Farrington
  • Google Maps vs. Google Earth
    • Browser based
    • Google acct to create & share maps
    • Tightly integrated with Google search tools
    • Desktop application
    • Heavy duty graphics!
    • Lots of layers of information included
  • Google Maps
  • Street view on all 7 continents
  • Explore with photos
  • Explore with terrain
  • HyperCities
  • Creating Custom Maps
  • Export to Google Earth
  • Explore Related Info - Google Earth
  • http:// /
  • More Google Earth
  • World Events
  • Photos and Background Info
  • Lake Chad - Then
  • Lake Chad - Now
  • Create Tours
    • Steps:
    • Mark path
    • Adjust navigation speed & angles (Tools  Options  Navigation)
    • Test run a few times
    • Adjust!
    • This was recorded with
    • Camtasia to upload to
    • youtube
  • Historic Map Overlays
  • Measure Distances
  • Explore the Oceans
  • And the Sky
  • Historic sky maps
  • And Mars
  • Thank you!