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Workshop on Google Earth and Teaching Geoscience

Hamilton College - August 14-16, 2011


Workshop Goals

This workshop is an outgrowth of a GSA Penrose Conference Google Earth: Visualizing the Possibilities for Geoscience Education and Research that was held in January, 2011 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA. The conveners of the Penrose Conference have teamed up with On the Cutting Edge to develop a comprehensive resource for those who wish to go beyond the basics in Google Earth. The purpose of this workshop is to kick-start the module development. Participants have been invited because of their expertise in using Google Earth creatively for both teaching and research. The workshop goals are:



Workshop Schedule

Sunday August 14


by 5:00 pm Travel to Clinton and check in at Bristol Campus Center (building 53 on campus map)

6:00 Dinner in Science Center Atrium (building 42 on campus map)

7:00-9:00 Workshop intro

Monday August 15


7:30 Breakfast in Science Center 1016

8:00-8:30 Introduction to the Cutting Edge Content Management System (CMS)

8:30-10:00 Work Session I

10:30-12:00 Work Session II
12:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Reports on progress
2:00-5:00 Work Session III
6:00 Dinner

7:00-9:00 Informal progress reports, problem-solving, ideas for making the modules into a coherent whole, general chewing the fat

Tuesday, August 16


7:30 Breakfast

8:00-9:30 Paired review and suggestions
9:30-11:00 Work session IV
11:00-12:30 Live "walk-through" of web pages
12:30 Lunch

1:30 Final work session

List of Participants




Corner graphic is Google Earth view near Nanzha, China the northern margin of the Taklamakan. Looking NNE from 39.731547N, 78.796463E toward the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains. Imagery from GeoEye.