Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles.
Types of use
Indicative use in the classroom
Google Earth may be used in the geography class to engage students in activities such as finding were a river starts and where it ends and make a relate it to the difference in altitude between those points. Additionally, it may be used to demonstrate the earth and its shape during the science class.
· Free access: limitation in number of users, storage space, etc.
· Paid plans: increased number of users, storage space, etc. based on the plan