Looking at Planet Earth
Planet Earth
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  • Welcome. Lets have fun looking at planet Earth. There are many truly wonderful sights to be seen. Have you seen the Grand Canyon in America or visited the amazing city of Venice in Italy? Well, this is your chance to fly like a bird over many wonderful places without leaving your chair.
  • To find these fantastic places we need to be able to locate them on a map of the world. To do this we are going to use lines which cross each other. These lines are called lines of latitude and longitude. Click on the links above to learn about latitude and longitude and when you are ready click on the Solve the Mystery link above to begin. Good luck.
  • This project needs your computer to have Google Earth installed. Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. And best of all ..... it is FREE. You see the planet Earth from outer space and with a simple click of your mouse you can zoom in to any place on the world.

    Find famous buildings and landmarks: The Eiffel Tower, The Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China etc
    Fly to your house. Just type in an address, press Search, and you'll zoom right in.  
    Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
    Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
    Save and share your searches and favourites.

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