Google Earth Tutorials - Part I


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Google Earth Tutorials - Part I

  1. 1. Networked Learning<br /><br />Google Earth Tutorials:Part I – Getting to Know EarthHosts: Thomas Cooper, Alice Barr<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
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  3. 3. What is a geo-application?<br />Geographical Information Systems store data and associate the data, stored in a database, with points and polygons that comprise a map.<br />Various tools allow you to manipulate these data points and understand the relationships between them.<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  4. 4. Tools that talk to each other<br />Maps<br />Earth<br />View in web browser<br />Create custom Google maps<br />Easy Collaboration<br />Shared via simple web links<br />Embed easily in a website<br />Highly realistic with title, rotate & zoom<br />3D terrain and 3D buildings<br />Virtual flights through content<br />Layers an many subjects<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  5. 5. Tools that talk to each other (cont.)<br />Google Sky<br />Sketchup<br />Earth and Space-based telescope data viewed in web browsers<br />Historical maps of the sky<br />Virtual flights through the solar system and beyond<br />3D terrain of the Moon and Mars<br />Teach perspective and spatial relationships<br />Create, modify and share 2D and 3D models<br />Embed models in Earth<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  6. 6. Downloading Google Earth<br /><br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  7. 7. Google Earth System Requirements<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  8. 8. Google Earth Program Window<br />Tool Bars<br />Search Panel<br />Navigation Tools<br />Zoom Tools<br />Places Panel<br />Layers Panel<br />Coordinates, Elevation<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  9. 9. Navigation Tools<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  10. 10. Completing Searches<br />Addresses (Zip Codes)<br />Business Names<br />Monuments and Parks (objects)<br />Coordinates (GPS Data)<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  11. 11. Creating Folders to Store Searches<br />Go to the “Places” folder<br />Right-click on “My Places” icon<br />Add &gt;&gt; Folder<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  12. 12. Saving Searches<br />Click and drag found places into the folder you created<br />Make sure the folder is checked.<br />Collapse the folder<br />Highlight the folder by clicking on it.<br />Go to File &gt;&gt; Save As &gt;&gt; Save Place As<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  13. 13. Working with Layers<br />Over 206 layers in the primary data base<br />Major ones: roads, traffic, weather, Wikipedia, National Geographic, and global awareness.<br />More on the Earth Outreach Community<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  14. 14. Basic Trouble Shooting<br />Reinstating Your Panels<br />Loosing Terrain Data<br />Reinstating Navigation Tools<br />Reinstating the Status Bar<br />Saving Content<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  15. 15. Google for Educators<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  16. 16. Search for Community Maps <br />Change the file type to KMZ to return specific results.<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  17. 17. Monthly Project – Land of Hope<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  18. 18. Archived Sessions<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />
  19. 19. Next Month’s Session<br />Monday Oct. 26, 2009<br />Creating Basic Placemarks and Adding Content<br />Topics: Adding Text and Images, Embedding Video, and Project Planning<br />Project of the Month: Expedition Lit Trips –<br />Networked Learning 2009<br />