Google Earth

Google Earth



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

·   Simulation

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.

Open access

·   Free access: limitation in number of users, storage space, etc.

·   Paid plans: increased number of users, storage space, etc. based on the plan

Link to digital tool/platform: