Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Teaching about the ocean floor with Google Earth

Teaching about the ocean floor with Google Earth:
Last month we showed you a creative visualization of the Parting of the Red Sea that MyReadingMapped had put together. They've also assembled a collection of files to help teach users about the ocean floor, while providing various charts and graphs to help explain things.

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They've put together various resources to make this tool worthwhile, including a Google Map, a downloadable KML file and a blog post with more information.

Their original blog post is fairly old, but they've written a new one titled "Understanding the Ocean Bottom in Google Maps" that gives some great tips. They've also created a blog entry and video (below) that discuss the 342-foot tsunami in the Strait of Magellan in 1969.


(via Google Earth Hacks)