Google Earth for Academics

Yes google is the best out there when it comes to Information…well eventhough they define themselves as basically an ad company..there is not doubt that their information services are the best around.Hey but then what di you use google for?…do a few searches..look up a few references on Scholar..that’s all there is to academia from google?…well i am sure that you tried this Google earth thingy…at some point of time..interesting isn’t it..!.But how about putting Google earth to use in you academic work.

Incase you subcribe to Nature News alerts then you must have come across this wonderful read that helps you in understanding Google earth from an academic point of view.So if you are interested then you can check that out.A far more down to “earth”, of using Google earth that i’ve tried is using snaps that i have used from Google earth to show off statistical data ;-)..corelated withe places,the things that you show on plain graphs or a coloured map of the earth.Well this is not a brainer of an idea..but..hey it sure impresses!

Something like this..

A dull..way!

Wll definitely look better..this way..

Wow..thats the Google Earth Effect!

PS: Hey by the way the pictures are not related in anyway..just an example of making things more appealing..!!

Update:

After Pierre’s comment i went over to Connotea to check this feature of Geotagging!..gosh i really did miss this one.

Connotea supports geotagging, which allows you to use special tags to associate latitude and longitude coordinates with your articles, and then view their geographical distribution using Google Earth.

In order to geotag something, you must discover the latitude and longitude of the relevant geographical location. Once you know these, enter geotagged and the appropriate special tags geo:lat=xxx and geo:long=yyy along with the other tags you are using for that article.

For example, if you were geotagging an article about somewhere in London, you might enter geotagged, geo:lat=51.534484, geo:long=-0.121622 into the tags box.

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Author: Balachandar Radhakrishnan

I work in Project Management and love music, photography & more.

3 thoughts on “Google Earth for Academics”

  1. Hi All Experts,
    Does anyone use google earth images as ground image planes for use in aerial scenes. I know how to stitch them together but are there any tools or tricks to make sure that the images are at the same height, angle and such to make sure they stitch well. I know in the pro version you can get bigger images but im not going to pay for the pro version when i could stitch multiple images together…

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