Building the Digital Earth

Institute for the Study of the Continents

The Cornell University's Geoscience Information System Project is a major initiative that targets to develop a comprehensive Geoscience Information System for the geosciences Building the Digital Earth is part of that project. This website is a great interactive site containing a great wealth of digital geological and geographical information. Users can access information regarding the Digital Earth project, an interactive mapping tool, data sets and metadata. Users can also access the Discover Earth project, an interactive tool designed to help students learn about a variety of earth science topics. There students can participate in variety of activities dealing with earthquakes, volcanoes, topography, plate tectonics and sea level change. The site also contains links to java applets GEOID, QUEST, virtual experiments and interactive 3D graphics. This is a resource with wide variety of digital data and resources.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Education
Resource Type: Activities, Datasets and Tools:Tools, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional
Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Oceans, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience