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                                                               Workshop
                    Integration with
                    Google Earth
Prerequisite Tools and Skills
    Personal Computer (Windows or Macintosh) with
    Internet connectivity
    Familiarity with Internet browsing and searching using
    common web-browsers such as Microsoft Internet
    Explorer or Netscape Navigator
    Basic web browsing skills
    Ability to open and save files
    Right and Left click functions on the mouse
    URL (Uniform Resource Locator) familiarity
    Word processing software familiarity
    Ability to upload and download email attachments as well
    as files from the Web
    Familiarity with digital video and audio formats
    Ability to identify digital video, audio, and image
    equipment
    Video capabilities—recommended 256 MB RAM
    Latest version of Apple QuickTime
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ or Microsoft
    Windows Media Player
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/
    Latest version of Adobe Reader
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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Table of Contents




                                                                                          Contents
Contents ........................................................................... i
Activities ......................................................................... ii
Resources ....................................................................... iii
Checklist ......................................................................... 1
Overview......................................................................... 2
Objectives ....................................................................... 2
Overview......................................................................... 2
Lesson 1 • Google Earth Basics...................................... 3
Activity 1-1 • Geocaching with Primary Sources........... 4
Activity 1-2 • Google Earth Projects that Integrate
  Primary Sources .......................................................... 6
Activity 1-3 • Navigating Google Earth ......................... 7
Activity 1-4 • Creating Google Earth Projects that
  Integrate Primary Sources........................................... 9
Activity 1-5 • Searching and Creating Primary Source
  Tours in Google Earth............................................... 15
Activity 1-6 • Google Earth Sky View ......................... 17




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                                                      Activities
Homework Activities

(Required for CEU and/or Graduate credit)
   • None. This is the end of the line!




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Annotated Resource List




                                                               Resources
        Special Thanks to John Kuglin. Visit his website for
        technology and Google Earth resources at:
        http://www.kuglin.com

    1. http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/edpy202/tutorial/a
       udio-win/audio-win.htm
    2. http://www.indiana.edu/~emusic/digital_audio.ht
       ml
    3. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mov
       iemaker/expert/bridgman_02february18.mspx
    4. http://www.digitaldiversity.com.au/whichvideo1.
       htm
    5. http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/vidcap.ars
    6. http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Tutorials/
       HowToCaptureVideo.aspx
    7. GPS Resources:
       http://www.lane.k12.or.us/insttech/vtc/gps.html

        http://www.gpsworld.com/gpsworld/

    8. Google Earth:

        http://earth.google.com/index.html

        There are three versions:

        Google Earth (free)
        Google Earth Plus - $20
        Google Earth Pro - $400

        Check the Comparison Chart for details:

        http://earth.google.com/product_comparison.html

    9. Google Earth Community:

        Access activities, tours, tips, documentation, and
        submit your own at: http://bbs.keyhole.com




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Class Preparation Checklist




                                                          Checklist
Workshop 18: Geocaching, Google Earth, and
Advanced Integration

Required:

        □ Creativity!
        □ A computer with an Apple or Earth installed.
          operating system and Google
                                      Windows


        □ Internet access.
        □ At least one GPS for the class to use.
        □ Workbook and notepad.
Optional:



        □ A computer microphone (the $9.97 version is
          just fine).

        □ A Digital Still Camera or disposable camera.
        □ A Digital Video Camera or another video
          camera type.

        □ A computer lab with Google Earth installed on
          each machine.

        □ More than one GPS unit.
        □ Geocaching resourcesColorado.Adventure of
          the American Mind –
                              from An


        □ A cassette or micro-cassette recorder.


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Overview




                                                             Overview
Advanced Integration with Google Earth
In Workshop 16 participants will learn the basics of
Google Earth navigation and application. Participants
will discover and create new types of technology
adventures by combining primary sources with the
exciting power of Google Earth.

Objectives
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to—

        •   Download and navigate the free Google Earth
            software.
        •   Develop learning activities by combining
            primary sources with Google Earth.




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Lesson 1 • Google Earth Basics                                   NOTES:

Before you begin lesson 1, make sure you have Google             KMZ files are Google
Earth installed to your computer. Once again, the free           Earth versions of Zip
download is available at http://earth.google.com and is          files (if you will) and
required if you would like to participate in activities 1-2      will be discussed in
to 1-5. In addition, you should have the Walking                 greater detail later in this
Tour.KMZ file of downtown Denver ready to access from            lesson.
your course USB drive; the file is located in the folders
Resources>GoogleEarth>DowntownDenver. You may
also download the KMZ file (and other Google Earth
goodies) at: http://tpscolorado.mscd.edu/resources.htm.

Satellite 101

In order to fully understand how to use a GPS unit or
Google Earth it is best to have a basic understanding of         GPS – Global
the satellite technology behind them. First, it is important     Positioning System.
to understand that the images in Google Earth are NOT
live! In fact, images in Google Earth can be up to three
years old. However, the “waypoint” data sent to a GPS
unit is live – which may explain the confusion. There are        “Waypoints” are the
two types of satellites being used for Google Earth and          GPS coordinates
GPS:                                                             (longitude and latitude)
                                                                 that display and
GeoStationary satellites travel at the same rate as the          represent a location.
Earth spinning on its axis and do not “appear” to move.
GPS units, GIS technology, and cable television use these
satellites to transfer data. In our case, the data sent to the   GIS – Geographic
GPS are the waypoints.                                           Information Systems.

Banding or non-stationary satellites stay centered on the
poles and move as the Earth rotates on its axis. These
satellites scan the Earth’s surface in a swath band to
gather images and data. These satellites provide a
majority of the images that make up Google Earth.

Most of us think of the government and military
providing most of this imagery and data. Corporate
satellites provide a majority of the 1 terabyte of imagery       1 terabyte = 1 thousand
sent to Google Earth every week.                                 gigabytes.




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Activity 1-1 • Geocaching with Primary                              NOTES:
Sources

Geocaching is a great field trip activity and can be
incorporated with Google Earth. GPS waypoints are
given in one of three formats:
    1. Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (DMS)
    2. Degrees, Minutes as decimal (DM.m)
    3. Degrees as decimal (D.d)

Google Earth reads the DMS format like this: 39 44.921'
N, 104 59.800' W. A Garmin Rino 120 GPS unit will
display the same DMS format as:
N39° 44.921
W104° 59.800
Other GPS or GIS systems my use the DM.m or D.d
formats. If this is the case, a conversion to the DMS
format is necessary to use GPS and Google Earth together
in the free version*. Below is a resource that will
automatically convert these formats for you:
                                                                    * Google Earth Plus is
http://www.pdga.com/course/course_latlonhelp.php
                                                                    available for $20 per
Objective: Participants will –                                      year and includes a
                                                                    feature to import GPS
  • Create and/or utilize an activity using primary sources and a   data through a USB
        GPS unit.
                                                                    connection.
1. The first step is to find an American Memory
   Collection that contains photographs of a specific
   area. In this example, we found pictures of
   Downtown Denver in the History of the American
   West 1860-1920 collection:
   http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/haw
                                                                    Other Collections to
   phome.html.
                                                                    think about include:
2. Search or Browse the collection(s) for specific
   locations that you can access with students using a              1. Built in America
   GPS*. Below is an photograph from our Downtown                   2. The Evolution of the
   Denver example:                                                  Conservation Movement
                        Oxford Hotel                                3. American
                                                                    Environmental
                                                                    Photographs
                                                                    4. Civil War Maps




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                                                               NOTES:
3. Print images you find from the collection(s) in full-
    page format. Write down or print the bibliographic
    information of the photograph from the bibliographic
    page as well.
4. Use the bibliographic information to either:
        a. Map out your route on a street map or trial
            map (for National Parks) to guide you when
            collecting waypoints in your GPS.
        b. Enter the location names in the Search feature
            of Google Earth. If you choose this method
            complete Activity 3-6 now and come back to
            step # 5 below.
5. Create an activity for students to complete during
    your tour. See the HistoricInvestigation.doc activity
    included on your CD or USB drive in the Resources
    folder. You may also download the activity at
    http://aamcolorado.mscd.edu/resources.htm. Other
    activity ideas include:
        a. Utilize a disposable or digital camera to take a
            picture of the location now and create a now
            and then book.
        b. Analyze the environmental impact of the
            location – issues and solutions?
        c. Recreate the history between then and now.
6. Armed with the printed primary sources, activities
    and a GPS unit, identify the locations in which the
    photographer had taken the primary source
    photograph for each primary source. Keep a log after
    marking the waypoints in the GPS* by writing them          *Consult the manual of the
    down as a backup.                                          GPS unit you are using to set
7. Conduct your activity at each location or gather the        waypoints. The GPS used for
    data necessary to complete the activity at school.         this project was a Garmin
                                                               Rino 120 and it is highly
8. Leave a Geocache (links to the Official Geocaching          recommended (there is a two-
    Site)! Find a location to hide your activity for another   way radio included).
    class of future students or leave a primary source of
    your own. Consult the website for methods of doing
    this and how to publicize your geocache on the site!
9. Return to the classroom to complete activities and
    analysis after all of the locations have been visited
    and logged with GPS waypoints.
10. Enter your GPS waypoints (in DMS format) into the
    search feature Google Earth to create a tour (follow
    the next activities to learn how to do this).




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                                                                   NOTES:

Activity 1-2 • Google Earth Projects that
Integrate Primary Sources
Objective: Participants will –
  • Identify a Google Earth KMZ file as a potential project file
        that can be created for or by students.

    1. On your CD or USB drive, locate the                         You can organize your
       DowntownDenver folder and the Walking                       saved data in a folder
       Tour.kmz file inside.                                       created in the Places
    2. Double-click the Walking Tour.kmz file. If                  pane in a way similar to
       Google Earth does not automatically start after a           how you would organize
       few moments - Start the Google Earth program.               files and folders on your
       On the Main Menu, select File → Open → (locate              computer's hard drive.
       the file on your computer in the Open window) →             This is how the Walking
       select Walking Tour.kmz → Click Open.                       Tour.KMZ file was
    3. Scroll down the list in the “Places” pane to the            created.
       Walking Tour.kmz file.
    4. Click the carrot (arrow) next to “Walking                   KMZ files are a type of
       Tour.kmz” file to expand the list of data contained         Zip file that opens up a
       in the file.                                                project or folder in the
    5. Continue to scroll the data – the yellow                    Places pane. The file (or
       thumbtacks are called “placemarks” and the                  compressed folder)
       others are “image overlays.” You will learn how             contains all of the data
       to create these in the next few lessons.                    and media used to create
    6. Double-click on one of the placemarks on the                the project in Google
       screen to zoom in and visit a location.                     Earth. By the final
                                                                   activity in this lesson
                                                                   you will be able to save
                                                                   a project as a KMZ file.




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                                                                        NOTES:
Activity 1-3 • Navigating Google Earth
Objective: Participants will –
  • Utilize the interface controls of Google Earth for optimum
        use.

You can navigate through Google Earth in three ways:
    • Using a mouse
    • Using the navigation controls
    • Using the keyboard controls

For this activity, the focus is on the use of the navigation
controls, the Layers panel, and the Places panel.
However, you may click on the links above to learn the
other methods of navigation.

    1. Use the tilt slider to tilt the terrain toward a
       horizon view. Move the slider to the left for a top-
       down view or to the right for a horizon view.
       Double click the icons at the end of the slider to
       reset the tilt all the way to a top-down view or to a
       horizon view.

    2. Use the joystick to move the center point of the
       view down, up, right or left. Click the center, hold
       the mouse button, and move in any direction.

    3. Click the direction arrows to move the view in the
       direction you wish.

    4. Click the north up button to reset the view so that
       north is at the top of the screen.

    5. Use the zoom slider to zoom in or out (+ to zoom          http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/images/nav_controls.jpg

       in, - to zoom out). Double click the icons at the
       end of the slider to reset the zoom all the in or out.

    6. Click and drag the navigation ring to rotate the
       view.




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                                                             NOTES:
    7. The Layers feature in Google Earth provides a
       variety of data points of geographic interest that
       you can select to display over your viewing area.     The commercial use of
        This includes points of interest (POIs) as well as   Layers is how Google
       map, road, terrain, and even building data. Select    makes money with
       or Check the boxes to activate a layer. Uncheck       Google Earth. This
       the boxes to de-activate layers or hide them.         application was
                                                             originally developed as
The most commonly used layers are available by
                                                             a marketing tool that
selecting Core from the View drop-down menu. You can
                                                             would compete with
also select All Layers to show all loaded layers or Now
                                                             Mapquest.
Enabled to show just those that have been checked. You
can collapse the Layers pane by clicking on the black
triangle to the left of the Layers label.




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                                                               NOTES:
Activity 1-4 • Creating Google Earth
Projects that Integrate Primary Sources
Objective: Participants will –
  • Develop the components of a Google Earth project using
        primary sources and saving it as a KMZ file.

    1. Scroll through the Places Pane, extend folders,
       and check (to view) or uncheck (to hide) data. For
       the remaining activities you will need the Walking
       Tour.kmz file checked.

        The Walking Tour folder contains placemarks and
        image overlays created for this Google Earth and
        primary source project. Steps 2 – 7 of this activity
        takes a step-by-step look at how to create projects
        like the Walking Tour.

                                                               In Activity 1-1, the
                                                               Walking Tour.kmz file
                                                               opened automatically in
                                                               the Temporary Places
                                                               folder. Anything located
                                                               in Temporary Places
                                                               will be deleted when
                                                               Google Earth is closed.
                                                               Folders and kmz files
                                                               can be moved to My
                                                               Places for permanent
                                                               storage.




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    2. Create a new folder in the Places Plane by either          NOTES:
       Selecting Folder from the Add Menu or right
       clicking a folder in the Places pane and selecting
       Add → Folder. (With either method, your new
       folder will reside in your currently selected
       location in Places pane.) The New Folder dialog
       appears:
            a.   Name – Enter the name of your project.
            b. Allow this Folder to be Expanded
               Checkbox –Check this box if you would like
               to be able to create subfolders in your new
               folder
            c.   Show contents as options (radio button
                 selection) checkbox – This selection will
                 allow you set all subfolders as radio button
                 options. Checking this option will allow only
                 one subfolder to be viewed at a time. Note
                 that this option is available only when the
                 Allow this Folder to be Expanded Checkbox is
                 selected.
            d. Description Tab
               Enter a description for the folder. For
               example, you might enter text that gives a
               general description of all the placemarks in the
               folder. The first few words of the description
               appear below the folder in the Places pane.
                When you double-click the folder, the
               description appears in a balloon in the 3D
               viewer.
            e.   View Tab
                 Enter location coordinateness in the various
                 fields. Click the Snapshot Current view button
                 to capture the coordinates of the location in    Click OK when
                 the viewer. Once you set a view for a folder,
                 double-clicking on the folder repositions the
                                                                  complete!
                 3D viewer to that position you have chosen.
                 Setting a view for a folder is useful when you
                 want to create a viewing angle to encompass
                 all the items contained by the folder.




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    3. Add a Placemark in the Places Plane by either         NOTES:
    Selecting Placemark from the Add Menu OR Clicking the
    Pushpin icon. The New Placemark dialog appears:
            f. First, Position the placemark.
               To do this, position the cursor on the
               placemark until the cursor changes to a
               pointing finger and drag it to the desired
               location. The cursor changes to a finger
               pointing icon to indicate that you can
               move the Placemark. You can also lock
               the location of the Placemark in the center
               of the screen by selecting the View tab and
               clicking Center in View box.




            g. Name the placemark
            h. Choose an Icon to represent the
               placemark (other than the pushpin) Other
               choices can be accessed by clicking on the
               thumbtack button to the right of the name
               field
            i. By clicking on the Description tab, you
               can add information including HTML text
            j. By clicking on the Style, Color tab you
               can change the color, scale, and opacity of
               the Placemark’s label and icon.
            k. By clicking on the View tab you can input
               view information or save your current
               view by clicking on the Snapshot Current
               View button.
            l. By clicking on the Altitude tab you can
               adjust the altitude of where the
               Placemark’s icon will be shown.




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    3. Create an Image Overlay in the Places Plane by        NOTES:
       either Selecting Image Overlay from the Add
       Menu OR Clicking the Add Image Overlay icon
       on the toolbar.




        The New Image Overlay dialog appears:

            a. Provide a descriptive name in the Name
               field.
            b. In the Link Field Type the location of
               the image file which you want to use as an
               overlay or use the Browse button to locate
               it on your computer or network. URLs can
               be used and retrieved by right-clicking
               [Control+click on a Mac] on the image on
               its web page and selecting Copy Image
               Location from the pop-up menu. At that
               point, you can insert your cursor in the
               Image URL or Filename field and paste
               the information using Ctrl+V.
            c. Set the default transparency for the
               imagery using the slider.
            d. On the Description tab specify the
               descriptive information for the overlay.
            e. On the View tab you can input view
               information or save your current view by
               clicking on the Snapshot Current View
               button.
            f. On the Altitude tab you set the distance
               which the overlay image will appear
               from the ground by adjusting the slider.
            g. Set the correct refresh properties for
               your “time based” overlay imagery.

                Typically, any imagery that is updated
                automatically and located on a server will   Image overlays can be
                need refresh properties set. For example,    JPG, BMP, TIFF, TGA,
                weather satellite image maps will likely     or PNA format. When
                need to be refreshed. For details on the     using images from
                differences between time-based and view-     American Memory, the
                based refresh, see the description for       JPG format is
                network links.                               recommended.



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           h. Position the Overlay by using the green        NOTES:
               markers to size and move the image.
                    i. Use the Triangle Marker to rotate     We focus on image
                       the image for better placement.       overlays with primary
                   ii. Use the center cross-hair to move     sources. However, you
                       the image in the right position.      can also use
                  iii. Use any corner to stretch or skew     topographical maps,
                       the size of the image. HOLD the       weather satellite image
                       shift key down to hold the image to   maps, or other
                       scale when adjusting the size.        geographical image data
    4. Editing Placemarks and Image Overlays by              as overlays. For ideas
       selecting the item in the Places Pane, right-         and examples of
       clicking [Control+click on a Mac], and choosing       overlays, see the
       Edit. The Edit Placemark or Edit Image Overlay        Keyhole Community
       window appears and has the same fields as the         bulletin board
       original dialog windows.                              (bbs.keyhole.com).
    5. Add primary sources to Placemark or Image
       Overlay Description fields using HTML. Direct
       links to images, audio and video can be added to
       the description fields.

Create a new or edit an existing Placemark or Image
Overlay and attempt the following examples:
           a. Image Example - Go to the following
              Panorama of Denver, right-click
              [Control+click on a Mac] on the image on
              its web page and select Copy Image
              Location from the pop-up menu. Use the
              <img src="..."> tag and paste the Image
              Location between the quotes:
              <img
              src=”http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/pan/6a
              02000/6a02700/6a02729r.jpg”>
           b. Audio – Go to the following page of
              Edison’s Address to the American People,
              right-click [Control+click on a Mac] on
              the icon for the WAV file (or Mp3) and
              select Copy Link Location from the pop-up
              menu. Use the <a href=”…”>Edison
              Address</a> tags and paste the Link
              Location between the quotes:
              <a
              href=”http://memory.loc.gov/mbrs/edrs/
              50509r.wav”>Edison Address</a>




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                                                            NOTES:
            c. Video – Go to the following page of an
               Annie Oakley video, right-click
               [Control+click on a Mac] on the icon for
               the MPEG (or QuickTime) and select
               Copy Link Location from the pop-up
               menu. Use the <a href=”…”>Annie
               Oakley</a> tags and paste the Link
               Location between the quotes:
               <a href=”
               http://memory.loc.gov/mbrs/edmp/4030.
               mpg”>Annie Oakley</a>

    6. Save a project folder with Placemarks, Image
       Overlays, and other data as a KMZ file to archive
       or email to other Google Earth users, such as
       students or teachers.
           a. Select the project folder you would like to
              save in the Places Plane.
           b. Right-click [Control+Click on a Mac] on
              your selection and choose Save As From
              the dropdown box.
           c. In the Save file window, navigate to the
              folder where you would like to save the
              file, type a name in the File Name Field,
              and , select either KMZ (a zip file with
              media) or KML (text and data only) for
              the Save as Type field.




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Activity 1-5 • Searching and Creating                              NOTES:
Primary Source Tours in Google Earth
Objective: Participants will –
  • Utilize the search features in Google Earth for GPS
         activities and locating points of origin.

    1. Search for specific locations using the Fly To tab.
          a. City, State = Denver, Colorado
          b. City, Country = Panama City, Panama
          c. Number Street, City, State = 1600                     Commas are not
              Pennsylvania Av. Washington DC                       required when entering a
          d. Zipcode or Postal Code = 20002                        location.
          e. Cross Street, City, State = 5th and Market,
              San Francisco, CA
          f. Longitude, Latitude in decimal format =
              37.7, -122.2
          g. Longitude, Latitude in DMS format = 39
              44.921' N, 104 59.800' W




    2.    The Find Businesses Tab will locate directory
         listings by Exact Names (“Library of Congress”),
         Partial Names (“Smithsonian” results in seeing all
         listings with “Smithsonian”), or Keyword
         (“colleges”). This is how Google makes money
         off of Google Earth – marketing. Type in “pizza”
         for a listing of all the pizza restaurants in the area.




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    3. In the Directions Tab, you may manually enter          NOTES:
       locations in the same formats used in the Fly To
       tab to the Start and End fields.




    However, there are two additional ways the From and
    To fields in the Directions Tab are populated:
            a. Right-Click on an icon or listing result and
                select either Directions from here OR
                Directions to here.
            b. Click on the To Here to automatically add
                an End point or From Here to
                automatically add a Start point in the
                Directions Tab. These links are located in
                the placemark information balloons that
                contain the description information viewed
                in each Placemark.




    Click on the “Play” button to take a Flyover Tour!


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                                                              NOTES:
Activity 1-6 • Google Earth Sky View
Objective: Participants will –
  • Utilize the Sky View options to understand how Google
        Earth can be used as an astronomical tool.

    1. Click the Sky View button on the top tools bar.
       You may also switch views by clicking the View
       menu and selecting Switch to Sky.
    2. You can search for specific astronomical items the
       same way you searched for geographic areas.
       Type Orion in the Search the Sky search box and
       click the search button (Enter key). Notice the
       three stars that make up Orion’s belt.
    3. The layers are used as they were for geographic
       features as well. Check the Constellations layer.
       You can see all of the stars that make up the Orion
       constellation.
    4. Uncheck the constellations layer and check The
       Moon layer. After checking the layer, locate the
       moon in the sky. If the moon isn’t visible, it may
       be necessary to adjust the date slider to a time
       when it is. You may also click the play icon to
       the right of the slider to see an elapsed time
       animation of the moon. You can set a specific
       time zone and adjust the animation speed by
       clicking the clock icon to the left of the slider.




        The planets layer also provides the date slider and
        allows for multiple planetary orbit visualization.

        Explore any of the other layers available in
        Google Earth Sky View!




METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE OF DENVER                                   17