EXAMPLES at the University of Michigan
Kerry Ard, student at the School of Natural Resources & the Environment, won the global Google Earth KML research prize for her compilation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Risk Screening Environmental Indicators data. This project displays the changes across time of the amount of these chemicals for every 1 km-square mile in Wayne County, Michigan for the years 1988- 2004.
Tornado Paths is a storm tracking application developed by Professor Perry Samson that plots data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) onto satellite maps provided by Google Maps and Google Earth.
In ITALIAN 660/HISTORY 698/796, Professors Raymond VanDam and Paolo Sqattriti's graduate students chose an area of the Mediterranean and wrote weekly posts which were geo-tagged to a Google Earth plug-in embedded into a Sitemaker site. Sitemaker was chosen to protect graduate students work and to afford the professors a record keeping layer of quick links to posts per week and per student.