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Google Earth and virtual visualizations in geoscience education and research.

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Google Earth and virtual visualizations in geoscience education and research.

Ed. by Steven J. Whitmeyer et al.

Geological Society of America

2012

468 pages

$80.00

Special paper 492; Penrose conference series

G70

Google Earth (GE) has transformed the viewing, tracking, and analyzing of data on geological features, surface processes and events. Whitmeyer (geology and environmental science, James Mason U., Virginia) and coauthors introduce papers from a conference held at the Google, Inc. Headquarters in Mountain View, California, in June 2011, focusing on cutting-edge research in the areas of geophysical data visualization, digital mapping, virtual field experiences, and educational uses. Applications presented include less invasive surveys of resources and archeological sites; exporting GIS and pre-digital era maps to GE; and using GE resources in the classroom.

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