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Exploring Google Earth
Exploring Google Earth

Understand Google Earth and its features.


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Course Description

Over 600 million people have used Google Earth to explore the world around them. You can view the highest mountains, the depths of the ocean, the tallest buildings and the busiest cities. You can zoom in and out of this stunning imagery, tilt your view and share these views with your friends. In this course you will learn exactly how to use Google Earth and experience its stunning 3D imagery and terrain. You will explore the global seafloor and view cities in 3D. This course explains how you can easily build 3D models yourself of the places that are important to you. You will see how Google Earth has been used to improve life for slum dwellers in India. You will examine how Google Earth is helping the US forest service to save lives, property and resources. You will also watch an example of a flight path using the track feature in Google Earth. This course will be of interest to learners who would like to learn more about Google Earth and its features in more detail. More than anything, this course is simply a lot of fun - for just yourself or your family!

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 77 votes
Course Title: Exploring Google Earth
Course #: 387
Course Publisher: Google
Course Category: 1
Content Origin:
Course Description: Over 600 million people have used Google Earth to explore the world around them. You can view the highest mountains, the depths of the ocean, the tallest buildings and the busiest cities. You can zoom in and out of this stunning imagery, tilt your view and share these views with your friends. In this course you will learn exactly how to use Google Earth and experience its stunning 3D imagery and terrain. You will explore the global seafloor and view cities in 3D. This course explains how you can easily build 3D models yourself of the places that are important to you. You will see how Google Earth has been used to improve life for slum dwellers in India. You will examine how Google Earth is helping the US forest service to save lives, property and resources. You will also watch an example of a flight path using the track feature in Google Earth. This course will be of interest to learners who would like to learn more about Google Earth and its features in more detail. More than anything, this course is simply a lot of fun - for just yourself or your family!
License: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 16 March 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Timothy McCune
    Timothy McCune United States of America Very informative and will be very useful in my Outdoor Adventures classroom. 2016-07-21 16:07:04
  • Sherry Bahri
    Sherry Bahri Sweden You can try courses to learn but the assessment are not visible. 2016-05-14 10:05:21
  • Abiodun Babalola
    Abiodun Babalola United Arab Emirates Good. I learn more things about Google Earth 2016-04-20 18:04:29
  • Salar Saeed
    Salar Saeed Pakistan Its good. 2016-01-23 18:01:20
  • James Finnigan
    James Finnigan [[]] It was good 2016-01-18 10:01:14
  • Elizabete Peixoto
    Elizabete Peixoto Brazil Great! 2015-11-10 14:11:18
  • Matthew Kaye
    Matthew Kaye United Kingdom I started with this course as an introduction into studying with Alison. This course is recommended as a good introduction and is informative as to the use of Google earth. 2015-11-03 20:11:31
  • Sherri Rogers
    Sherri Rogers United States of America Great learning tool. 2015-10-25 00:10:16
  • Frank Palm Jr
    Frank Palm Jr United States of America Good way to learn more about Google Earth. 2015-08-23 22:08:40
  • Claire Cosgrove
    Claire Cosgrove Bahrain Very interesting even though very short. I shall see if I have students in my environmental courses who might be interested in using google earth and especially sketchup. Thank you. 2015-08-11 06:08:57
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