More Google Maps and Earth Resources

Handouts

Google Earth (KMZ) Example Files

Creating Google Earth Files

Embeddable Web 2.0 Resources

Using Google Maps to Create Google Earth Files

6 Great Google Earth Resources

If you are new to Google Earth consider starting by reviewing the 6 resources below.

  1. Google Earth Download
  2. Google Earth Community
  3. Google Earth Blog
  4. Google Lit Trips
  5. Creating Google Earth Files
  6. What's a KML/KMZ file?

Helpful Google Earth Blogs & Websites

  1. Juicy Geography's Google Earth Blog
  2. Google Earth Lessons
  3. Google Earth Newsletter "The Sightseer"
  4. Google Earth 101 for Educators
  5. Google Earth Curriculum Ideas
  6. Google Earth User Guide

Google Earth Features

Each of these are already installed in your Google Earth program. You just need to select them from Layers (bottom left).

  1. Geographic Web: Panoramio (blue dots) & Wikipedia (purple dots)
  2. 3D Buildings:
  3. Gallery: Just Below Geographic Web
    • Discovery Earth: Turn on the layer, select a site, double click, and link to video. Try Rome for example. I want to be Samantha Brown!
    • NASA: Satellite and other Photos
    • Earth City Lights: See what the world looks like at night.
    • Gigapixel Photos
  4. Sky: Up at the Top - See the Universe just like you would Google Earth
    • Notice New Layers Show Up
    • Hubble Telescope Images
    • The Moon
    • The Planets
    • Guide to the Universe
    • Rumsey Historical Maps

Google Earth Lesson Resources & Ideas

Language Arts

Social Studies

Math

Science

Multiple Subject Areas

Current Events

Just for Fun

Google Maps Lesson Resources & Ideas

Language Arts

Social Studies

Math

Science

Current Events

Just for Fun

Creating Your Own Google Earth Files

Contribute to Google Earth

Upload pictures (similiar to Flickr) and they will be placed on Google Earth (for you immediately, for others a "month" or so).

For Fun

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