Rumsey Historical Maps
A Look at Cartography Past and Present
By Jared Rollins
David Rumsey, President of Cartography Associates in San Francisco, created the Rumsey Historical Maps layer of Google Earth. Cartography Associates works to integrate primary source documents, mostly maps, with the electronic media. The layer displays some of Rumsey’s 150,000 maps, most of . . . → Read More:
Google earth has recently added a new 3D buildings layer to their free-online program. The 3D buildings layer has the capability to show buildings and structures (such as bridges) in three dimensions. The layer was created using SketchUp, a 3D modeling program that takes 2D images and transforms them into 3D . . . → Read More: Google Earth in 3D: Buildings and Cities
By Daniel Oh
What is Google Earth?
Google Earth is one of the best known virtual globe programs, launched June 28, 2005 (Google, 2006). It enables any internet user who downloaded the program to gain easy access to the whole globe that closely represents the actual world, using satellite . . . → Read More: Google Earth in Education: Visual Aid and Beyond