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Using Google Earth to teach geologic map interpretation, cross section construction, and geologic mapping

Barbara Tewksbury (Hamilton College)

Files for download:

The approach that I used to use

A more successful approach using Google Earth

Raplee Anticline, Monument Upwarp, near Mexican Hat, Utah (37 09 15.44N, 109 49 20.24W). Click image to enlarge.
Raplee Monocline, Monument Upwarp, Utah oblique 1 Click image to enlarge.

Go to the first step:
Visualizing inclined contacts

Download a kmz file of Google Earth placemarks (Zip Archive 3kB Aug26 10) that includes the places described in this set of web pages and in the Powerpoint presentation (PowerPoint 34.2MB Sep22 10) that describes this approach. if you are unable to download this .kmz file, you can copy the latitudes and longitudes of mapping examples and paste them into the "fly to" box in Google Earth.

Download a kmz file of other great locations for mapping (Zip Archive 5kB Aug26 10)

Go to Visualizing inclined contacts - Visualizing strike & dip - Visualizing vertical contacts - Visualizing horizontal contacts - Visualizing folds - Other mapping projects

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