Friday, February 6, 2009

Google Earth 5

Later on in February I will be doing a workshop on Google Earth for Educators in the Memphis, TN area. I am excited that Google Earth 5 was just released this week. This is a major update!

From Google Newsletter for Educators:
Google Earth changed the way people everywhere access
the world's geographic information. Since then, we've added useful features
like 3D buildings, Street View, Sky in Google Earth, and countless
educational content layers. This week, we are thrilled to unveil three
exciting new features in Google Earth 5.0! With touring in Google Earth,
your students can record and play back their own tours, complete with
voiceovers! In addition, new historical imagery allows you to use a time
slider to explore local and global changes over the past few decades.
Finally, you can now dive to the deepest part of the sea with oceans in
Google Earth! Our newest release allows you to fly beneath the surface to
explore underwater canyons, see shipwrecks in 3D, and watch YouTube videos
submitted by oceanographers and aquatic experts. Check it out at!

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