Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Joys of Google Earth

I got my edition of the Google Earth Sightseer today and spent a little time updating Google Earth, downloading the browser plugins, and generally reminding myself of how cool it is.

There is a contest to create models of bridges in Google Sketchup for inclusion on Google Earth. How authentic would that be for students?

You can map the big melt. Global warming made real.

You can look at up-to-date Earthquake data and wonder why there has been such a serious earthquake in Italy, seemingly far away from fault lines.

You can even view photos of the area to see what it looks like. That's current Current Affairs.

The next step is probably figuring out how to program the browser plug-in!

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