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20th July 2009, 10:29 PM #1
The Moon in Google Earth
Our Geography Department have asked that I install Google Earth on the machines in their part of the school: I haven't looked recently but I think this might not be possible due to licence restrictions on Google Earth [checking tomorrow]
That aside I just saw this on these web:
The Moon in Google Earth
Google Earth Goes to the Moon
NASA and Google Launch Virtual Exploration of the Moon
Google Earth gets 3D moon maps
Just thought it worth posting for all those Google Earth fans [trying it myself at home at the weekend, no time to try it until then ]
Last edited by DaveP; 20th July 2009 at 11:33 PM.
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20th July 2009, 10:54 PM #2
I can only assume it is allowed to install it network-wide - it's used as part of various ICT Scheme of Work modules, as is Sketchup.
20th July 2009, 11:12 PM #3
When I installed 4.3b it was OK for school use, and I printed off the page from Google's Support page and stuck in in the software safe to cover my backside:
However, this topic appears to have been deleted, so I too will also have to look into whether we're allowed to install version 5...
20th July 2009, 11:37 PM #4
I'm actually a bit brassed off at Google now. The page that I linked to in the last post definitely confirmed that it was OK to use GE for educational use, but it's been deleted. (I'm glad I printed it now!)
I've now found this page: Google For Educators - Earth
Is this enough to say it's free in schools?
Never used Google Earth before?
Be sure to check out the Getting Started Guide. With these quick tips, you'll be able to download the free software
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20th July 2009, 11:46 PM #5
The image of "The Dark Side Of The Moon" is quite stunning. Really strange looking at it from that angle, when we are so accustomed to seeing it as we do.
And yes I do know, that's why the phrase is in double-quotes!
21st July 2009, 12:10 AM #6
There is also this page: Google Earth [UK Schools]
Originally Posted by kearton
3rd August 2009, 08:13 PM #7
I have now finished modifying the Geography station images [including Google Earth] and I am now ready to deploy the image. However I have just remembered Marble and I am wondering if it might not have been a good idea to deploy Marble at the same time?
The only requirement for the Windows version of Marble is, as I recall, QuickTime. It is a while since my Ubuntu machine went down at home and I have not looked at Marble since. Does anyone know how Marble stands up in comparison to Google Earth?
Marble website: Link
Looking at the website I see that Marble supports maps of The Moon, Mars, historical map overlays and KML [map projections?]
3rd August 2009, 08:21 PM #8
If you want to deploy the Google Earth MSI, have a look here.
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