Using the Google Earth Overlay tool

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A few months ago we took a look at some of Eric Stitt's work on genealogy on his blog, and he continues to produce very useful tips. His latest post goes into detail about Overlays, which can be … [Read more...]

How to fix errors in Google Earth

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We continue to receive many emails each week asking how to correct map errors in Google Earth (address in the wrong location, point of interest is missing, etc), so I thought it'd be worth revisiting … [Read more...]

Take a virtual field trip with Google Earth

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While many of us explore the wonders of Google Earth every day, we don't always think of our use as "field trips" to various places. However, the idea of using Google Earth as a way to take a virtual … [Read more...]

More ways to teach math with Google Earth

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Last year we showed you a great article from Katrina Schwartz about how you can use Google Earth to teach math.  A recent article on Techno-Rebel posted a similar idea, but from a slightly different … [Read more...]

How to use the new Google Earth Tour Builder

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Rich Treves at Google Earth Design has provided some great resources over the years such as an animated flood map of London and a variety of Google Earth-based resources for teachers. He recently … [Read more...]

The Year 2013 in Google Earth

2013 was another amazing year for Google Earth.  While there weren't any new groundbreaking releases of the main product, we saw some excellent uses of Google Earth and some amazing discoveries.  Here … [Read more...]

Five tips to help you interpret a satellite image

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We often feature some of the amazing images from the NASA Earth Observatory on our site, and they've recently published a post that gives some additional insight on how learn more about any satellite … [Read more...]

How to use Google Earth to assist with your “prepping”

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The trend of "prepping", or being prepared specifically for a major societal disruption (large scale rioting, economic collapse, blackouts, etc), is a growing trend. While there is much debate about … [Read more...]

Disabling stereoscopic 3D in Google Earth

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Nov 8, 2013: Update from Google's Peter Birch regarding this problem: This has been fixed by nVidia in their 331.65 driver update. You can download this new driver … [Read more...]

Using Google Earth to teach math

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A common refrain for students in a math class is "when are we ever gonna need this?" Real World Math is a site that tries to put math skills into real-world situations to help them feel more useful to … [Read more...]