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Google Earth Basics

  1. 1. Exploring Google Earth
  2. 2. Adapted from Networked Learning http://thenetworkedlearner.wikispaces.com
  3. 3. Google Earth System Requirements Networked Learning 2009
  4. 4. Downloading Google Earth http://earth.google.com/
  5. 5. Google Earth Program Window Search Panel Places Panel Layers Panel Tool Bars Navigation Tools Zoom Tools Coordinates, Elevation IMPORTANT : Status of refresh
  6. 6. Navigation Tools Networked Learning 2009
  7. 7. Google Earth Toolbar <ul><li>Hide the Sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>Add a Placemark </li></ul><ul><li>Add a Polygon </li></ul><ul><li>Add a Path </li></ul><ul><li>Add Image Overlay </li></ul><ul><li>Record a Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Show Sunlight </li></ul><ul><li>Earth, Sky, Planets </li></ul><ul><li>Show Ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>View in Google Maps </li></ul>
  8. 8. Earth View
  9. 9. What does a satellite see? Yellowstone National Park
  10. 10. Sky View
  11. 11. Mars View
  12. 12. Moon View
  13. 13. Searching for Places in Google Earth <ul><li>Addresses (Zip Codes) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Names </li></ul><ul><li>Monuments and Parks (objects) </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates (GPS Data) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Working with Layers <ul><li>206+ layers in the primary data base </li></ul><ul><li>Major ones: roads, traffic, weather, Wikipedia, National Geographic, and global awareness. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Layers…KISS <ul><li>Start with just a few selected </li></ul><ul><li>Expand vs Contract </li></ul>
  16. 16. Creating Folders to Store Searches <ul><li>Go to the “Places” </li></ul><ul><li>Right-click on “My Places” </li></ul><ul><li>Add >> Folder </li></ul>
  17. 17. Saving Searches <ul><li>Click and drag found places into the folder you created </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the folder is checked. </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse the folder </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the folder by clicking on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to File >> Save As >> Save Place As </li></ul>
  18. 18. Create Your Own Tour <ul><li>1. Create a series of searches </li></ul><ul><li>2. Add a new folder in Places and name it </li></ul><ul><li>3. Move your series of searches into that folder </li></ul><ul><li>4. Drag to put them into desired order </li></ul>
  19. 19. Finding and Adding Tours http://earth.google.com/tour.html
  20. 20. Timely Information from GE
  21. 21. .kmz & .kml files <ul><li>These are file types that Google Earth uses to store Placemarks and Tours </li></ul>
  22. 22. Google for Educators http://www.google.com/educators/geo.html
  23. 23. Monthly Project – Land of Hope http://landofhope.wikispaces.com
  24. 24. More Google Earth Tutorials http://thenetworkedlearner.wikispaces.com/Archive

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