Google Earth Update

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Adapted presentation from Norfolk Geography Conference on 30th June 2008

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Google Earth Update

  1. 1. "We do not need magic to transform our world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imagine better." "Imagination is…the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation.” " In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity; it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared .” J.K. Rowling, Harvard University, June 2008
  2. 2. Image: Doreen Oakley – downloaded from GA website
  3. 3. Google Earth Update Norfolk Geography Conference 2008 Alan Parkinson Flickr User: Bingleyman
  4. 4. A little aside… http://wordle.net
  5. 8. The new “WORDBANK”…
  6. 10. “ geographic” !!
  7. 11. http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/ug_toc.html
  8. 12. Digital Explorer Jamie Buchanan Dunlop Download the guide Get yourself on a free course RGS announced some more…
  9. 15. <ul><li>Tourist project </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the theme park ‘virtually’ </li></ul>
  10. 16. Google Earth Outreach http://earth.google.com/outreach/showcase.html This KML presents a geographical account of the planet's disappearing forests. By using polygons to represent rates of deforestation, the data can be quickly and easily communicated. Country profiles are also included, providing high quality, accessible information included as pops ups in the pie chart balloons - be sure to check out the live hectare counter in these placemarks!
  11. 17. PANORAMIO: “Look around” http://nv0.panoramio.com/navigate.php?id=771057
  12. 18. Polygons Press the icon. Click the various points around the boundary of the polygon, and then choose a colour. Choose an altitude for height (could be related to some variable..) and then extend to ground. Could be used for simple modelling of store locations, or sight lines for structures.
  13. 20. Paths Mark points. Then select and press the play button, and it will follow the route. The new “Journey to School” task…
  14. 23. http://www.geographyteachingtoday.org.uk/ks3-resources/resources/
  15. 26. If you liked this, you might like….
  16. 27. The best thing is when your mates or the teacher tell you how good you are... but often they never notice Mike Yr 8 Blackpool The best thing is when your mates or the teacher tell you how good you are... but often they never notice Mike Yr 8 Blackpool
  17. 31. Thanks to.. <ul><li>Frank Taylor’s GEarthBlog </li></ul><ul><li>David Rayner </li></ul><ul><li>Noel Jenkins </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Durbin </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Users </li></ul>
  18. 32. Digital Explorer http://www.digitalexplorer.co.uk
  19. 33. http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/livemarks
  20. 36. Go Elephants !
  21. 37. Image: Doreen Oakley – downloaded from GA website

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