Welcome to Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week in 3D in Google EarthEach year during the third week in November, the National Geographic and other organizations help celebrate Geography Awareness Week. The focus is to help raise awareness of the importance of geography education. They have a web site called My Wonderful World which provides a weeklong guide of activities and ideas for learning and experiencing education. Of course, included in the activities are some Google Earth files. For example, here is a tour of cultures which is based on a National Geographic publication called Glimpse. And, here is a tour of Global Hot Spots having to do with change in environments, cultures, politics, climate, or population. And there is a tour of geographers on the job around the world.
Google has highlighted Geography Awareness Week as well and links to these same files.

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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