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Exploring Google Earth


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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Module Title
Module 1: Exploring Google Earth
Module 2: Google Earth Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 60 reviews
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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    Fakhar Abbas Pakistan I found the course"Exploring Google Earth" very helpful for start-up. Now I will explore the Planet earth in better way to full fill my needs. 2015-04-03 17:04:34
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    Sandra Tucker United States of America Interesting though I would have liked to learn more about how to use google earth 2015-02-22 23:02:15
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    Nayanjyoti Kalita India Very Informative Course. Good Assessment to test knowledge from the course, although it could have been longer and better. I rate it 7.5 out of 10. 2015-02-19 17:02:26
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    Ferdinand Solomon Canada Its by far the best and reliable source for so many uses to all walks of life. Anybody now can explore the world we live in at your finger tips not to mention the bank of information that comes along. 2015-02-05 04:02:32
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    Shipquay Dock Ireland This course offers a great insight into some of the Google Earth Pro tools. 2015-01-28 12:01:33
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    Ryan Walker United States of America A good basic review of Google Earth, but it would be much more useful to have a tasklist of things to find during or after watching the videos as a means of prompting hands-on learning. 2015-01-02 23:01:55
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    Timothy Sparks United States of America Very basic. I was hoping to learn more about the flight path option that is available and that is the only video that was silent. Didn't learn much from that. I know this is a free course but it could be made better with some improvements. Also, some of the test questions didn't even relate to google earth, just geography. 2014-12-07 00:12:02
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    matthew cook United States of America Very helpful in familiarizing me (a beginner) with the use of Google Earth. The course exposed me to a lot of options that may have otherwise remained unknown to me for quite a while. 2014-12-02 22:12:00
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    Deirdre Daly Ireland What a wonderful resource. Am using it in the classroom. 2014-11-24 10:11:58
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    Ali Fawzi Iraq Wonderful course which focused information 2014-11-21 07:11:55
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