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Google Maps Engine

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"Google Maps Engine makes it easy for you to create beautiful maps, share them with others, and reach your audience no matter where they are. It's built on the same platform that provides Google services to millions of people worldwide, so your users have a consistent and familiar experience wherever they are."


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Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:08 AM

I love maps! Let's se what this little darling can do.

JoseMªRiveros's comment, May 8, 2013 10:06 AM
useful!
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Map Envelope

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Print your own customized, place-based envelopes using Google Maps imagery. 

 

UPDATE: Noted UK geography blogger Alan Parkinson has created lesson plans that follow a similar trajectory, getting student to work with Digimaps.  The lesson plan is available here in PDF format.  

 

Tags: art, google, mapping. 


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Google Earth Timeline

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Google Earth's Timeline, if you haven't discovered that feature will allow you to compare and contrast imagery from an area from the present 2010/11 to 1993-1995 images.  Click the 'clock' button and a timeline that you can slide to the past appears.  Nice historical possibilities with this option.   


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Matthew Rowland's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:35 AM

 cool feature to google Earth... Too bad it can't go further back than 1995

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Google Search reveals religious biases/ stereotypes

Google Search reveals religious biases/ stereotypes | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

Not saying that Google Search itself is biased, but that it can reveal the bias of internet users and all of the "information" posted online.  Within the proper context, seeing potential searches can be very informative about cultural perceptions, online communities and prejudices.   Be cautious and judicious in how (or if) you use this within a classroom setting.   See comments for additional results of additional "religious" searches. 


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 13, 2011 2:48 PM
For the search "why are mormons so..." the results were 1) nice 2) happy and 3)rich.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 13, 2011 3:40 PM
For the search "Why are atheists so..." the results were 1) angry 2) hated and 3) mean.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 13, 2011 3:43 PM
For the search "Why are Hindus so..." the results were 1) afraid of Muslims 2) angry with Avatar 3) cheap and 4) smart.
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GeoChalkboard: Bringing Data to Life with Google Fusion Tables

GeoChalkboard: Bringing Data to Life with Google Fusion Tables | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Google Fusion Tables is an excellent way to create and share visualizations of data in map, chart, and tabular formats. Today we’re starting a new series of blog posts designed to get you up to speed with using this fantastic platform. We’ll also be releasing a free e-learning course called Bringing Data to Life with Google Fusion Tables to all our newsletter subscribers."


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Kim Vignale's comment, November 3, 2011 4:31 PM
Google Fusion Tables can assist many professionals with pinpoint certain areas on the map. It can help city planners build structures within the city in a safe and efficient way. It can pinpoint areas that are most affected by disaster such as hurricanes and wildfires. It can be visually appealing for an average person trying to read the map.
GIS student's comment, November 3, 2011 4:32 PM
I feel that this an excellent way to understand GIS represented data to those who are not as familiar with GIS systems. It also appears to be a quick and useful tool to any member of society that needs to demonstrate any sort of representational data.
Dania's comment, November 3, 2011 4:33 PM
I don't know what I'm doing but I did this is relating to the numbers of building permits of 2010 for the city of Austin. It includes location and progress of the city.
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Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom

Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Find ideas for any age student and a handful of virtual tours that will not only help you instruct your students, but might even teach you something along the way.

 

Ideas for all grade levels, ages and abilities. 


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GIS Lounge: Helicopter View and Airport Maps

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In news from the online mapping world, Google has added helicopter views to its Google Maps.  The new functionality allows viewers to preview driving directions in 3D.  To access the new feature, enter a request for driving directions on Google Maps.

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Kim Vignale's comment, November 15, 2011 11:20 PM
Before the helicopter view option was available, google maps users would have to read turn by turn directions. Now, helicopter view can help people visualize the directions they are heading. It also gives the opportunity for a regular person to see how airplane/helicopter pilots view the world. This tool gives viewers more of a 3D view of the world and the direction they are heading.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 16, 2011 7:10 PM
My question is this: does it provide more information to the map user or is it simply a 'cool' technological innovation?
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Google Earth Controversy

Authorities use Google Earth to crack down on illegal activities.

 

A great clip to discuss geospatial technologies, privacy and governance.  This could also be used to discuss urban political geography and city planning.  


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Matthew Rowland's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:37 AM

Cool talking about the possible contraversies associated with google earth

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30 Shocking and Unexpected Google Street View Photos

30 Shocking and Unexpected Google Street View Photos | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Canadian artist Jon Rafman is an unusual photographer - he explores Google Street Views and takes screenshots of the most incredible sights here.

 For more, see: http://9-eyes.com


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Dania's comment, August 30, 2012 12:29 AM
incredible images... I always love looking at pictures because a photo speaks or says thousands words... Plus now is connecting images with physical geography, it gives a more clear view of the region and its' people. good job for Jon Rafman... I love his work
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Using Google Earth in the classroom

Using Google Earth in the classroom | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications...

 

This blog post will link you to numerous educational uses for Google Earth, including "GIS-like" overlays.  This is a great resource that can be adapted for various grade levels. 


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Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle

Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

I've posted one of these before, but this Google Earth puzzle comes with multiple choice options and instant feedback.  Looking at the world via Google Earth offers striking images of the diversity of our planet and the impact that humans have had on it. This multiple-choice puzzle based on 25 Google Earth images is part 2 of a series (part 1 doesn't have the multiple choice options).


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Google Maps "Real-Time"

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This doesn't exist, but as we image geospatial technologies of the future, this is a glimpse into what real-time satellite imagery streaming could potentially look like (I understand some of the technical hurdles, this is sci-fi). This still image is a sorry visual approximation for this dynamic visual rendering; follow the link for the video version of this imaged, futuristic landscape. 

 


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Dania's comment, November 12, 2011 8:21 PM
This future google maps “real-time” application will be very interesting because it will convenience for my thing however in the other side it will be a violation of private. Insurance companies could use it against you or for you defend, the same in the case of FBI or other state office or government Issues. Everyone will uncover and public to everyone. It is something to think about it.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 12, 2011 10:27 PM
While I don't think we are anywhere near the satellite coverage to mimic millions of video cameras simultaneously filming earth at high resolution, it is fun to imagine the possibilities. Yet it is also a big concern depending on who could potentially access this data.
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Google Maps Mania: The Google Earth Clock

Google Maps Mania: The Google Earth Clock | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

This excellent geography blog will link you in to wonderful geospatial tidbits.  This particular post links you to an interactive Google Earth Clock (a still shot is displayed), in addition to a Google Earth Typewriter.  Geospatial technologies can provide entertainment with an artistic flair.  


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The Atlantic: Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle

The Atlantic: Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Looking at the world through via Google Earth offers striking images of the diversity of our planet and the impact that humans have had on it. Today's entry is a puzzle.

 

This article provides 25 amazing views of the earth and challenges us to use geographic clues to arrive at an educated guess as to where on Earth it is.  Besides being beautiful, this is a ready-made class activity for analyzing the physical or cultural landscape (complete with an answer key and even a written clue!).


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"Remember 9/11 with Google Earth" Trending Maps

"Remember 9/11 with Google Earth" Trending Maps | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Remember 9/11 with Google Earth, Part 1: The past With the 10 year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks coming up in a few days, we thought we’d look at some ways to use Google Earth to...

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Ms. Harrington's comment, July 10, 2012 10:08 PM
As the focus of my presentation, this is of particular interest to me. Its a really great resource and very interesting how the images can be made to fade to the back. This is a resource I could use in my classroom one day.
Sandy Montoya's comment, September 8, 2013 6:56 PM
Its amazing how with technology one could relive and re-see what once was there. In this picture and article students in the next couple of generations can learn about 9/11 in class because it was a major event in history.
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Geoglyphs in Google Earth (Video)

"View a Google Earth tour of Geoglyphs from around the world. Andrew Rogers' "Rhythms of Life" is the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world..."  Simply beautiful...you need to maximize screen extent to appreciate the wonders.


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