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Google Earth: Explore, Search and Discover
Users can access imagery and other geographic information for the entire Earth. The system allows 'fly-ins' from space to an individual neighborhood, is searchable by address, and permits tilting and rotating of views to see 3D terrain and buildings. Users can create tours of places and include additional information about the place, photos, maps, and even student worksheets. The basic version is free; upgrades are available for an extra charge.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Services:
    • Search engine
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Requires Google Earth software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2006, Google.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-272
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Google