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Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation
Brian Hausback, California State University, Sacramento
SummaryIntroduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation
Type and level of course
This lab is used as an introductory lab for undergraduate and graduate geology majors in a Geologic Remote Imaging course
Geoscience background assumed in this assignment
the background of an upper division geology major
GIS/remote sensing skills/background assumed in this assignment
Software required for this assignment/activity:
Google Earth - free version
Time required for students to complete the assignment:
GIS/remote sensing techniques students learn in this assignment
To explore some of the capabilities involved with air photo and satellite coverage available through the free Google Earth program.
Other content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignmentIntroduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation.
Determining whether students have met the goals
More information about assessment tools and techniques.
URLs and References
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment: Introduction to Google Earth (Acrobat (PDF) 31kB Jun1 10)
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- Solution Set: Introduction to Google Earth-Key (Acrobat (PDF) 32kB Jun1 10)
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