Google Earth on web - essential skills

Geo tool

The basics

  • Open 'Earth in Chrome'.
    • You need to be using Google Chrome.
    • Ensure you are logged in to your G Suite account.
  • A quick tour of the tools:
Google Earth sidebar
Google Earth location tools
  • Search for The Great Pyramid of Giza and then Mount Rushmore. What do you notice about the available imagery?
  • 3D imagery in Google Earth.
    • 3D imagery vs photospheres/Street View.
  • Keyboard shortcuts > Shift + ?
Geo tool

Controlling the view

A well chosen view will give the location context and scale. Getting in low and looking up, possibly including the horizon helps to give scale and context. Do not use Street View imagery at the moment!

Select what you believe to be the best possible view of the following:

  • The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  • Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • West Mitten Butte, Monument Valley, Arizona, USA
  • Goosenecks State Park, Utah, USA
Geo tool

Creation Tools

Geo tool

Task - Creating a project

  • Create a new project called 'Landmarks'. It is always important to think about the name of the project - so that it is easy to find later and reflects well upon you if you are sharing your work.
  • Add one of your 'most impressive views' you found above.
  • Use the skills you have just refined to add a placemark for one landmark in each of the 7 continents.
    • Ensure each location has a well chosen title that includes the continent that it is in.
  • Change the placemark icon for each of the locations.
  • Reorder the places in your project so they are in alphabetical order by continent.
  • Add a Fullscreen slide as an introduction to this project.
  • Add an image or YouTube clip for each location as a 'small info box'.