Mini-News Roundup

Catchup on some miscellaneous things of note regarding Google Earth:

  • Sketchup Tutorial – a brief tutorial on creating models for Google Earth using SketchUp from Sunny Boy Blog.
  • World Wide Panorama V3 – Release 3 of the WWP project. Post at GEC.
  • Google Earth Used in 24 – Popular TV thriller show 24 shows GE being used in an episode during season 5. Of course, a terrorist is using it. Also, a link here to a page where someone used GE while watching 24 to identify scenes in the show.
  • Panama Canal 3D model (633 KBytes) – Model by ‘jpwade’ has been updated several times now to add ships and other buildings around a panama canal control gate. (Make sure “Terrain” layer is turned on)
  • Gallery of GE Stereoscopic 3D – just screenshots, require red/blue 3D glasses.
  • – This website is a collection of links to tools and tips for Teachers wanting to use Google Earth in the classroom. It points to other Teacher resources like JuicyGeography which I’ve written about before.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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