Geo Apps: Maps, Earth, and Sketchup

The Tools: (brief demo)

          The Crib Sheets:

Overview of 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 Sioux Falls, SD Favorite Places" map.
  2. Add a place marker identifying your favorite place, this could be anywhere in the world or just here in SD. 
  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. Bonus Points for including an image of yourself in addition to your other content.
  6. Explore some of your colleagues favorite places...
Brief Demonstration of Google Earth and of Google Sketchup


GTA Sample Map

Andrew's GLI Google Maps Preso

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

And something fun...check out Sampsonia Way:

YouTube Video

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

Google Maps in Other Languages:
More Resources: 

General Geography Resources 

Even you can contribute images to the google maps and google earth library:


23 Interesting Ways to Use Google Earth in the Classroom . England Teacher, Tom Barrett started it,  several others around the world have contributed to it.

Visit Google for Educators: Google Earth.

Tons of Education-specific content is available right in the Google Earth application in the PLACES section of the Google Earth sidebar by clicking the ADD CONTENT link i or by clicking here.

Google offers "tons" of educational integrations for Google Earth integrations here.

Need help with Google Earth in your classroom? Check out the Google Educators Discussion Group. (Google Earth Search Results)

Download Google Earth here.
Explore Google's, Google Earth Product Tour videos.
Get Google Earth for your iPhone FREE!
Be sure to subscribe to the Google Earth Sightseers Newletter!
Check out Google's Lat Long Blog

Other Applications:



Google Sketchup Blog

Sketchup For Dummies

The official site to accompany the book is here

Sketchup Video Tutorials

Sketchup Training

Aidan Chopra's You Tube Channel

Quick Reference
Cheat Sheet

User Guide

Modeling Criteria for Google Earth

Additional Information

Educational Applications

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