Welcome to Geopackrat! This is a resource for educators using Google Earth and Google Maps. Files and links to other Google Earth resources are posted regularly.
What Is It?
Earth is a virtual globe that combines satellite imagery, 3D modeling,
Google Maps, data from Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and the power
of Google search for a comprehensive view of the earth. With Google Earth,
the user can zoom into specific locations, change the angle of tilt to see
3D landforms, and show locations such as restaurants, historic sites, and
other locations of interest.
The images are not in real-time. Most images are two to three years old. Overhead images have been obtained from a variety of sources, including declassified satellite data and commercial aerial imagery.
Where Do I Get It and How Much Does It Cost?
Basic Google Earth is free to download from earth.google.com. There are also two different levels of subscription services, each with different levels of features enabled.