Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite
imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic
information at your fingertips. (Note: while Google Earth is a free
program, the application must be downloaded to your computer.)
Classroom Application and Integration
Click here to access video tutorials for everything Google Earth
Basic Tutorials & Tips
videos and tutorials on how to use Google Earth and check out a
seven-level Interactive game to help teach the basics to your students.
Learn how to apply for a Google Earth Pro Grant
Student Created Showcase!
See some great examples of student work created in Google Earth
New! in Earth 5.0
See global changes with decades of historic imagery
If you've ever wondered how your neighborhood has changed throughout
time, Google Earth now gives you access to the past. With a simple
click, check out suburban sprawl, melting ice caps, coastal erosion,
Dive beneath the surface of the ocean
In the new ocean
layer, you can plunge all the way to the floor of the sea, view
exclusive content from partners like BBC and National Geographic, and
explore 3D shipwrecks like the Titanic.
Track and share your paths with others
Take placemarks a step further and record a free-form tour in Google
Earth. Simply turn on the touring feature, press record, and see the
world. You can even add a soundtrack or narration to personalize the
Historical Imagery Feature
View your neighborhood, home town, and other familiar places and see
how they've changed over time
- See the impact of recent trends like suburban sprawl or global warming
- Set the length of time and exact location that you want to see
Explore the Ocean
- Dive beneath the surface and visit the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench
- Explore the ocean with top marine experts, including National Geographic
- Learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species
- Discover new places including surf, dive, and travel hotspots and shipwrecks
Record Your Tour
- Capture your navigation through Google Earth in real-time, without using placemarks
- Narrate your virtual journey and share it with friends
- Save tours and trips so you can reuse and revisit them in the future
Features in Google Earth 4.3
Navigating the Globe
Placemarks in Google Earth
Searching in Google Earth
Obtaining Latitude and Longitude Locations in Google Earth
Geotagging Picasa Photos in Google Earth
Educators can get Google Earth Pro for FREE!
You have to download the PRO trial verion from http://earth.google.com, then forward the answers to the following questions to GEED[at]google.com
- Your name (key contact person)
- Organization / Institution
- A brief description of the Institution / Organization
- Full mailing address
- Telephone number
- User name (complete email address that will be assigned to the license key)
- Institution’s web address
- Your Institution’s Tax ID (if applicable)
- Your Institution’s 501©3 number (US only, if applicable)
- A description of the intended application including grade level(s), discipline(s) or subject.
- What features in Google Earth Pro are important to you and how do you wish to use them in your classroom.
- Number of computers you are requesting to download this software on.
- Prior license key information.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants are required to download the free, 7-day trial version of Google Earth Pro at http://earth.google.com/ before applying. Please be sure to include your Google Earth trial account user name and license key above.
Ancient Rome 3D Layer
Google Earth for iPhone or iPod Touch
Google Earth Sky
Building Maker is a 3D modeling tool for adding buildings to Google Earth. It's fun to use, and an easy way to get on the 3D map. Here's how it works:
- Select a city from around the world.
- Make a building with photos we provide.
- Save your building and it will be reviewed.
- See your 3D building in Google Earth!
NOTE: RIght now Chrome for Mac is not a supported browser for Building Maker -- Jan. 24, 2010