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Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation

Brian Hausback, California State University, Sacramento

Summary

Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation

Context

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
none

Software required for this assignment/activity:
Google Earth - free version

Time required for students to complete the assignment:
2 hours

Goals

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/assignment

Introduction to Google Earth for Geologic Reconnaissance and Interpretation.

Determining whether students have met the goals


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URLs and References

http://www.crwr.utexas.edu/gis/gishydro07/Introduction/Exercises/Ex1Google.htm

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