Geo Apps: Maps, Earth & SketchUp

The Crib Sheets:

The Tools: (brief demo)

Overview: Google Maps

  • Search & Get Directions
  • Satellite View, Terrain View, & Traffic
  • Street View
  • More... (Photos, Videos, Wikipedia, Webcams)
  • My Maps: Browse & Create
  • Google Maps Help

Activity: Collaborative "Favorite Places" Map

  1. Using your Google Account, the Lead Learner will invite you as a collaborator on our  "GWE Favorite Places" map.
  2. Add a place marker identifying your favorite place. 
  3. Add content to the place marker using the rich text editing tools.
  4. Advanced: Add an image or other media to the place marker using the HTML editor.
  5. Explore some of your colleagues favorite places...

Brief Demonstrations:

More Resources (from GCTs): 

From the Earth Geo Apps Maps Earth and Sketchup

Integration Ideas:

Other Applications:
Google Maps in Other Languages:
Wanna Work Together?
Two Men Take the Wrong Turn Down Street View

YouTube Video

 * There are a few more of these.  Check out the series on YouTube by searching for "The Googling".  My favorite is The Googling IV: Google SMS
How to Edit Features in Google Mapmaker

YouTube Video

* There are more Mapmaker tutorials on YouTube.

Where is Matt in Google Earth

YouTube Video

* Matt traveled all over the world and danced with people.  What a great way to educate children about different cultures and bring us all together.
Check out "Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)".  One of my favorite parts is Matt with the Baliwood Dancers.

Secret Images of Google Earth

YouTube Video

* Pretty Cool!
How to Build a Robot in SketchUp

YouTube Video

*Check out other SketchUp tutorials from basic to advanced on YouTube.
*For Google Earth tutorial, ideas on how to incorporate Google Earth and other Web 2.0 tools in your classroom, go to Teens and Technology and then click on the GPS and GIS page in the left-hand column.

More Resources (from Andrew Gardner and other GCTs):


Andrew's GLI Google Maps Preso

Google Earth Resources

Google Maps Resources

General Geography Resources 


And something fun... Sampsonia Way:

YouTube Video

Now go to Googlemaps and search for: Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.