Resources for Using Google Earth for Geoscience Teaching and Research
Using this resource collection
This collection of resources assumes that you are familiar with Google Earth. If you need to brush up on the basics, On the Cutting Edge has a terrific and comprehensive resource on the basics of using Google Earth.
Parts of the resource collection outlined below require Google Earth Pro. You can either purchase a license to Google Earth Pro or apply for a free educator's license .
Assignments and activities using Google Earth
The SERC site has a growing collection of assignments and activities that use Google Earth for teaching undergraduate geoscience. If you have developed an exemplary assignment or activity, we hope that you will submit your activity to the collection.
- Nicholas D. Johnson, Nicholas P. Lang & Kelley T. Zophy (2011) Overcoming Assessment Problems in Google Earth-based Assignments, Journal of Geoscience Education, 59:3, 99-105, DOI: 10.5408/1.3604822
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.