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The New Killer Apps

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Google Earth and Google Maps:  The New Killer Apps

 

David S. Jakes

Community High School District 99

Downers Grove, IL

 

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Opening PowerPoint

Definition of Cartography

Fundamental Literacy

Added Value

Proper Pedagogy

Assessment

 

Introductions

Who are you?

Resources

 

Setting the Stage

Can every discipline be studied through a geographical context

How will you help students make meaning of visual data?

How does access to these tools change how teachers teach and students learn?

What are the logistical and technical requirements of these tools?

 

Umbrella

San Diego fire image

San Diego fire Google Map

 

Google Maps

View maps and create maps

Examples of Maps

Viewing maps requires the map address | 2400 Fulton Street | Jefferson Airplaine

Creating a map requires a Google account-problematic-Upshot:  teacher design tool, Maps can be private or public, entry level

Does not require installation-delivered via the Web

 

Create Map

Maps Help is available here | http://local.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=68480

Select the view you want

Design Tools:  grabber, placemark, line, shape tool.

Understanding the Placemark

Adding Content to the placemark (text, hyperlinks, and imagery)

Adding Content via Mapplets (adds layers of data to your maps-Click on Browse Directory)

Your profile page | others access it by clicking on your name

Distributing your map | tinyURL

KML files

Saving a KML file

Exporting the KML to Google Earth.

 

Putting this together at this point.

Other resources | YourGMap

 

Viewing the file created in Google Earth

Click on the KML file

 

Visit the 1906 EarthQuake

Sierra Club Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Darfur Crisis

 

 

Understanding the Interface

Four Main areas

  • Left column with the search/places/and layers
  • Design Tools
  • Navigation controls
  • Viewing window

 

Some specifics:

  • Requires local install
  • Does not require login and password to create
  • Contains Google Sky as well as a Flight Simulator (v4.2)

 

Creating in Google Earth

Create a folder

Create a placemark

  • requires an understanding of HTML
  • can use embed codes

Embedding codes in placemark windows

Can show UnitedStreaming content

 

KMZ vs KML files

 

Tour Feature

 

Reviewing the differences between Google Earth and Maps

 

Bandwidth issues

 

Visit Google Earth Lessons

 

Visit JuicyGeography | The Diamond Trade

JuicyGeography blog

 

Visit Google Lit Trips

 

Thank you and questions

 

 

 

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