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View Historical Imagery in Google Earth

Google Earth (version 5) allows for you to view  historical images over a period time for certain places. Some places allow for you to view images from World War II and compare the area before and after an attack on the cities (to see a list of cities, click on this link: http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/02/wwii-historical-imagery-in-google-earth.html )

To learn more about the historical imagery in Google Earth (and the timelines feature) click on the link below:


Tour the Ruins of Pompeii with Google Street View

Google maps now gives you the ability to tour the ancient ruins of Pompeii in Italy through the Street View feature.  You can start touring Pompeii by clicking the link below:



pompeii_street_view.pngYou can also view Stonehenge and Louis XIV’s Versailles in Google Street View too.

Screencast: How to Create and Edit Maps in Google Maps

Google Maps for Android

Google Maps for Android (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this screencast, we will show you how to create a maps, edit the map (by adding directions, points of interest via markers, and drawing boxes to highlight areas on the map), and save them to share with others, under the My Maps feature. We also demonstrate how to change the language of the map and the directions you save on the map. To view the screencast, click on the link below (larger view) or on the player. http://www.screencast.com/t/N2UxMTkyNjg


World Digital Library: Your Portal to Digitial Cultural Artifacts and More

world_dig_lib_logo.pngToday I discovered the World Digital Library. The mission of this site is to create a centralized place where you can access digital items and artifacts from different times, cultures, and parts of the world and to raise awareness and understanding across cultures. Some of the items that you can view are maps, stories, images, rare books, music, films, recordings, prints, and photographs. You can view the site in several different languages, like Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, and Russia. When you click on an item, you get a brief description of it, when it was created, the creator (and/or who financed the item, like a painting), the place, topics, and other related items. It’s a great knowledge of wealth to use in the classroom, personal studies, or personal interest. To learn more, you can visit the site by clicking on the link below: