ISTE 2011
Google Earth, GPS, and Web 2.0: Creating Interactive Explorations
Paul Clark, Bob Goeman, Matt Lee, Robbie Jensen
Session Evaluation:
Quick Start Procedures:
• Do your geo homework, mark locations/tracks, take photos, etc.
• Collect/create your media on web-based sites
• Create a new folder in Google Earth (add folder)
• Create push-pins/placemarks (add a Placemarks)
• Edit placemarks using html
• Save folder as a kmz file
• Share your files

Importing data from a GPS
Connect your gps to your computer using your USB cable.
Launch Google Earth.
From GE--> Tools --> GPS
From the window that opens select the options that you need and click IMPORT.

GOOGLE EARTH VERSION NOTE:I use Google Earth 5.1.3535.3218

Rather than GE 6. GE 6 does not import all of the points in a track yet for some reason unknown to me.


Adding Placemarks
From GE -->Add- -> Placemark
Drag the placemark to the desired location in GE
Modify the placmark’s properties or add html codes

Editing Placemarks
From GE --> (mac control_click, pc right click) on the placemark -->Get Info
Edit or modify the placemark.
When finished click OK


Google Reader to embed audio files in a placemark:

Resource: Audio -->
Copy the text below and replace the red text with the url of your audio file.

<embed src="" flashvars="audioUrl=" width="400" height="27" quality="best" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage=""></embed>
A website that allows you to record and playback your voice. If desired, it can be shared with others. Extremely simple interface.
How does it work? Vocaroo is very straightforward to use. In fact, it’s so easy that there is only ONE button that you can press when you arrive the website.. the record button!


Sample Photos

Copy the text below and replace the red text with the url of your photo file. You can also change the height and width of the photo by changing the red numbers.
<img src="image url goes here" width="640" />


Find the embed command then copy and paste.
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Find the embed command to embed a slideshow into your GE placemark.

Cool stuff to try:- ->
Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, in email messages and in GOOGLE EARTH placemarks.

Copy the text below in red and see (Don't look and you won't be scared... Just try it)

<img style="visibility:hidden;width:0px;height:0px;" border=0 width=0 height=0 src="*xJmx*PTEzMDM*MTQzMjA*NDEmcHQ9MTMwMzQxNDczNjY3NyZwPTk3NTA3MiZkPTAwMCUyMC*lMjBWb2tpJTIwV2lkZ2V*Jmc9/MSZvPTEzZTUyMDhiMWI4YjQ3MjRiZWE*NzQ5NzE*ODI1YjIzJm9mPTA=.gif" /><object height="267" width="200" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"codebase=",0,28,0" id="widget_name"><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="width" value="200" /><param name="height" value="267" /><param name="allowNetworking" value="all"/><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed height="267" width="200" src="" quality="high" allowScriptAccess="always" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" allowFullScreen="true" pluginspage="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" name="widget_name"></object>

copy the text in red below and paste it into a GE Placemark.
<iframe frameborder="0" src="" width="500" height="300"></iframe>