Google Geo Tools
Quick Overview (Make your own Copy)
Google Geo Tools
- Google Maps - Great for directions and exploration but not much else.
- My Maps - The map creation tool for the Google Maps. Create customized maps with layers and data sets.
- Google Street View App - 360 degree photos
- Tour Builder - Newest customized mapping program. Tutorial - Sample Tour
- Google Earth (Web) - https://earth.google.com
- Google Earth Desktop - Must be installed on any computer that can run it.
- Google Earth has iOS and Android apps that allow you to view Google Earth .
- Google Sky - Web-based images of outer space.
- NEW Google Maps in Space - A combination of Google Earth, Street View, and planets in our Solar System.
- Google Lit Trips - Many have been revamped so that Google Earth is not needed.
- Google Maps Streetview Gallery
- Earth View extension for Chrome - Adds a satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab.
- Google Street View Tour of Diagon Alley
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- The Hobbit: Battle of Middle Earth in Google Maps
- About Google Maps: It's more than getting directions
- My Maps Gallery - Maps Shared by others and your My Maps
- My Maps Samples - Templates to download (kml files)
- How to Download kml Files from Google Maps - Richard Byrne
- Google Maps for Education: Lessons and Resources from Google.
- Google Earth Walks - Student solve real world problems using Google Geo Tools and GPS.
- Geo4Edu - Kurt Wismer - His site is amazing and curated. It includes student lessons and lots of resources for Google Maps, Earth, and now VR.
- Google Maps for Educators
- Fun with Google Maps
More Resource Presentations:
Google Tour Builder
Google Earth (Web) - New 04/2017
The web version of Google Earth will run on a Chromebook.
More resources to come. Be aware that this is a limited version of Google Earth an many of the things you can do in Tour Builder and the desktop version will not work.
Google Earth (Desktop)
Download Google Earth or Google Earth Pro
- Karen's Google Earth Resource Folder - Includes step-by-step directions on how to create Google Earth place marks. Also cut-and-paste html code for advanced customization.
- Karen's Creative Story In Google Earth KMZ File
- Google Earth Blog - Unofficial
- An Easy Way to find Google Earth Tours - Richard Byrne
- Lit Trips on Chromebooks with the New Google Earth - Eric Curts
- Create your own Lit Trips (and more) for Google Earth - Eric Curts
- 10 Amazing Google Geo Tools for Your Classroom - Kasey Bell
- kmz file - plate tectonics (you will need to download this. It can be uploaded to either Google Earth or My Maps.)
- Geo4Edu - Kurt Wismer -His site is amazing and curated. It includes student lessons and lots of resources for Google Maps, Earth, and now VR.
Fun Stuff: Games and More
Earth View extension for Chrome - Adds a satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab.|
Terrapattern Alpha (visual search engine for Google Earth still limited) |
Expeditions Resources to come