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Google Earth for iPhone

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Google has released a version of Google Earth for Apple's iPhone. While the handheld version does not have all the functionality of the desktop application, (for example it can't yet read kml files) it is really quite remarkable that you can get this kind of access to data on a handheld device. It takes advantage of the iPhone's GPS chip to find your current location and the search feature allows you to search for places and services near your location. It also has the option of noting Wikipedia entries for nearby locations and also photographs geotagged on the photo sharing service, Panoramio.



Collaborate with Google Earth

Tip: Share your KMZ Files KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser, such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for mobile. KML uses a tag-based structure with nested elements and attributes and is based on the XML standard. KML stands for Keyhole Markup

Compass Rose Google Earth

Tip: Margie Brown, a Campus Technology Coordinator in Austin, Texas shares this activity, that she used with elementary students at her school. Our Texas standards cycle so that each year students learn more about the Cardinal directions and reading maps. This activity can be adjusted so that it can be

Use Google Earth to Search Your World

Tip: Google Earth is a Geo Browser providing you a new way to search your world. The navigation controls in the top right corner of the 3D viewer allow a user to zoom, pan, tilt, and otherwise manipulate the image on screen. They're pretty intuitive, so try them out for yourself as you read the