Exploring Google Earth
Explore Google Earth and learn how to easily build 3D models of the places that are important to you.
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This course begins by teaching you about the features found in Google Earth. You will learn how to use the Google Earth View in Google maps, the Global Seafloor Update in Google Earth, and the Google Earth Pro Data Layers. You will explore how Google Earth made remote sensing images far more accurate, easier to understand, and opened up a whole new world in viewing spatial data. With this course, you will also learn about the Google Hero Shelter Associates, and more!
You will then learn how to track flights in Google Earth using Track as well as look into how the US Forest Service uses aircraft tracking including the use of software in conjunction with Google Earth to track fires. This course will also show you how easy it is to create 3D models using Google Earth and Google SketchUp. You will also learn the importance of creating 3D models for Google Earth.
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map, and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D. Upon the completion of this course, you will have a better understanding on how it maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography, and geographic information system (GIS) onto a 3D globe. Sign up for this course now and start a fun and interesting journey with Google Earth!
Module 1: Exploring Google Earth
Earth View in Google Maps
Global Seafloor Update in Google Earth
Google Earth Pro Data Layers
Google Earth Hero Shelter Associates
Google Earth Hero US Forest Service
Flight in Google Earth using Track
Your world in 3D
3D Barcelona in Google Earth
Why create 3D models for Google Earth
Module 2: Google Earth Assessment
After completing this course you will: - Explore the world around you in 3D with Earth view in Google maps - Examine how the global seafloor update gives the most accurate view of the seafloor to date. - See how the data layers in Google Earth Pro enhance the business user’s toolset. - Examine how Google Earth is improving life for slum dwellers in Sangli, India. - See how the US Forest Service uses aircraft tracking and the use of software in conjunction with Google Earth to track fires. - Learn how to create 3D buildings that appear in Google Earth - Explore user stories of 3D buildings in Google Earth.
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