Incorporating Google
Earth and Web 2.0 Apps
 in Geoscience Classes
     Dr. Lindley S. Hanson
    Dept. Geological Science...
WHAT IS WEB 2.0?


      usgs
             The Cloud
             •   everyone contributes
             •   platform indep...
Web 2.0 Resources
• Google Earth - Imagery
• Mapfinder - source for USGS 1:24:000 topo maps
• Google Docs or Zoho - collabo...
Google Earth
Previous Challenges
           Facilities/Resources

• Limited collection of maps and air photography
• Limited resources ...
Goals
• To visualize landscapes using imagery and topographic
  maps
  • informative tours
  • map overlays
  • quick sket...
View Landscape from
       the air
                      Google Earth

...and from
the ground
Mapfinder for Google Earth
       Topographic Overlays




                               1.Download
                      ...
Kmz/Klm files
          use handles to   place image on on a server
          adjust overlay




save as
kmz or
klm file
Creating Exercises with
            Google Earth

1. Build exercise

2. Save as kml/
   kmz as
Visualization
Introduce the topic with an annotated geotour
Use Google Earth instead of PPT




      post the file to your students
Visualization exercises



Students sketch topography
                              And then construct a
  along profiles d...
Measurements and
                               Overlays
                      measuring tool
adjust transparency
Constructing X-Sections
Observing Change
Observing Change
Measuring Change
Measuring Change
Web 2.0 Office + Apps
  • Google.com (docs, spreadsheet, presentation
  • Zoho (writer, spreadsheet, presentation)




    ...
Advantages
Free
Do not require hard drive space
Accessable from any computer on any platform
Uniform interface
Enable coll...
Google Docs - Shared projects
Google Docs - Shared projects
Zoho - shared projects
Google Maps
embedding information
Wow! I’m there!
embedding maps on websites
Mind mapping
Mineral ID
Bookmarking & Sharing
Key words and descriptions
Highlighting
Quizlet

  create
flashcard
sets and
 quizzes


Video Tour
Quizlet
Create, print and
 share quizzes
Free Utilites and Services
• Adrive.com 50Gb free storage space
• Transferbigfiles.com
• Authorstream.com or SlideShare.com...
Go explore the world of Web 2.0




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  1. 1. Incorporating Google Earth and Web 2.0 Apps in Geoscience Classes Dr. Lindley S. Hanson Dept. Geological Sciences Salem State College
  2. 2. WHAT IS WEB 2.0? usgs The Cloud • everyone contributes • platform independent • users can collaborate • control not required
  3. 3. Web 2.0 Resources • Google Earth - Imagery • Mapfinder - source for USGS 1:24:000 topo maps • Google Docs or Zoho - collaborative online writing, spreadsheet, and presention • Google Maps - Browser enabled • Bubble Us - Mind Mapping / Flow Charting • Diigo - Bookmarking • Quizlet - Flash Cards and Test • Useful Utilities
  4. 4. Google Earth
  5. 5. Previous Challenges Facilities/Resources • Limited collection of maps and air photography • Limited resources to keep collections updated • No storage space or time to organize • Students are required to buy laptops -- but most classroom use typically restricted to word processing or don’t allow students to use them
  6. 6. Goals • To visualize landscapes using imagery and topographic maps • informative tours • map overlays • quick sketches and cross-sections • To measure useful landscape parameters and observe and quantify change • drainage area, perimeter, sinuosity ratio, drainage density, elongation ratio, rates of erosion, etc. • To develop computer skills for upper level courses • To foster curiosity and exploration
  7. 7. View Landscape from the air Google Earth ...and from the ground
  8. 8. Mapfinder for Google Earth Topographic Overlays 1.Download 2. Overlay 3. Adjust 4. Save mapfinder for Google Earth online
  9. 9. Kmz/Klm files use handles to place image on on a server adjust overlay save as kmz or klm file
  10. 10. Creating Exercises with Google Earth 1. Build exercise 2. Save as kml/ kmz as
  11. 11. Visualization Introduce the topic with an annotated geotour
  12. 12. Use Google Earth instead of PPT post the file to your students
  13. 13. Visualization exercises Students sketch topography And then construct a along profiles drawn on profile from an overlay Google Earth
  14. 14. Measurements and Overlays measuring tool adjust transparency
  15. 15. Constructing X-Sections
  16. 16. Observing Change
  17. 17. Observing Change
  18. 18. Measuring Change
  19. 19. Measuring Change
  20. 20. Web 2.0 Office + Apps • Google.com (docs, spreadsheet, presentation • Zoho (writer, spreadsheet, presentation) Google Docs in plain English
  21. 21. Advantages Free Do not require hard drive space Accessable from any computer on any platform Uniform interface Enable collaboration Exportable and Publishable NO MORE “I lost my paper when my computer crashed” or “we couldn’t find a common time to meet.”
  22. 22. Google Docs - Shared projects
  23. 23. Google Docs - Shared projects
  24. 24. Zoho - shared projects
  25. 25. Google Maps
  26. 26. embedding information
  27. 27. Wow! I’m there!
  28. 28. embedding maps on websites
  29. 29. Mind mapping
  30. 30. Mineral ID
  31. 31. Bookmarking & Sharing
  32. 32. Key words and descriptions
  33. 33. Highlighting
  34. 34. Quizlet create flashcard sets and quizzes Video Tour
  35. 35. Quizlet Create, print and share quizzes
  36. 36. Free Utilites and Services • Adrive.com 50Gb free storage space • Transferbigfiles.com • Authorstream.com or SlideShare.com upload powerpoints • Doodle.com scheduling appointments • Surveymonkey.com great for creating class surveys • Skype.com video and voice communication • incompetect.com/graphpaper/ Create your own graph paper
  37. 37. Go explore the world of Web 2.0 TagCloud by Wordle

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