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Using Google Earth and Google Maps

Google Earth and Google Maps are extremely powerful tools for visualising spatial data. Both have many uses in education, in a wide variety of settings. This workshop introduces some of the key features, and explores some of those applications in the classroom.


Placing in Context


Tracking (via Layers)

  • Whales (Oceans), Chimps (Global Awareness), etc 
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Gallery)

Subject Resources





Global issues

  • Humanitarian: eg Crisis in Darfur (Global Awareness layer)
  • Environment many useful kmz files and layers referred to here

Drawing Conclusions


More Resources

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