Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

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B)Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech From Lake Tanganyika to Google Earth: Using tech to help our communities

April 3, 2014

Today we’re joined by Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots program. In this post, Dr. Goodall shares her thoughts on how today’s technology can enable more people around the world to make a difference in their communities. Join Dr. Goodall for a celebratory Birthday Hangout on Air today at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT. -Ed.When I first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in 1960 to study chimpanzee behavior, I carried with me notebooks, pencils and a pair of second-hand binoculars. I was, at the time, a young woman with no scientific training, but had a strong passion for learning about animals in Africa. In later years I founded the Jane Goodall Institute, dedicated to preserving the habitat of chimpanzees and other animals. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using techworldwide.lake tanganyika google earth using tech

The author connects with a member of the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech
Photo courtesy of JGI.

Today, the mapping technology available to all of us is completely changing the potential for animal and environmental research. My trip in 1960 would have looked quite different today. You have much more power at your fingertips, and you don’t even have to leave your home. Tools like Google Earth let you visit the shores of Lake Tanganyika with just a few keystrokes. And in Gombe, local villagers are using Android smartphones and tablets, in conjunction with Google Maps Engine and Earth Engine, to monitor changes in the forest habitat that affect chimpanzee populations. Technology makes it so easy for people to find and share information and to understand the world around them. And once we understand, we can start to foster positive change. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

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The Jane Goodall Institute engages local communities from Tanzania, Uganda and across Africa to collect data on forests, wildlife and human activities using Google Android handheld devices. 

Photo courtesy of JGI/Lilian Pintea.

That’s one of the reasons we started the Roots & Shoots program to connect young people with the knowledge and tools they need to solve problems in their communities. The projects undertaken by these young people help them learn important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills while developing real leadership capabilities. Today, Roots & Shoots is launching a new community mapping tutorial for young people to help them use digital mapping technology to identify and address needs in their community. If you’re an educator, we offer online professional development to help you fit our youth leadership model into your classroom and curriculum. You can sign up for the Roots & Shoots MOOC to learn more. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

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Roots & Shoots groups from Uganda, Tanzania, and Republic of Congo share their projects.
There are more than 8,000 Roots & Shoots groups in 136 countries. Photos courtesy of JGI.

Today, on my 80th birthday, my wish is for young people around the world to think about the ways you can use technology to learn more about the wonderful world we share. Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. You have the power to do so much more than I did in 1960, to spark change I could only imagine back then. And you can do it no matter where in the world you are. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

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Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. F)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. G)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. H)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. I)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. J)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. L)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. M)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. O)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. P)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. Q)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. U)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. R)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. S)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech.

 

Expanded 3D Buildings coverage

A)Expanded 3D Buildings coverage

B)Expanded 3D Buildings coverage

C)Expanded 3D Buildings coverage July 7, 2011

(Cross-posted on the Official SketchUp Blog)Looking for new 3D cities to explore in far off places? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve been hard at work expanding our 3D coverage by adding ten of thousands of 3D buildings to these cities:

  • Berkeley, California USA
  • Cologne, Germany
  • The Hague, Netherlands

See the new buildings for yourself with the “3D Buildings” layer in Google Earth or by using Google Maps with Earth view.

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Happy touring!

Looking for new 3D cities to explore in far off places? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve been hard at work expanding our 3D coverage by adding ten of thousands of 3D buildings to these cities:

  • Berkeley, California USA
  • Cologne, Germany
  • The Hague, Netherlands

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Imagery Update Virtually visit places

A)imagery update virtually visit places

B)imagery update virtually visit places C)Imagery Update Virtually visit more places

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E)Imagery Update: Virtually visit more places in high-resolution

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September 28, 2012

G)Our quest to create the most comprehensive and accurate map of the world is ongoing, but we’re happy to take a pause and share some impressive progress that our Google Maps and Earth imagery teams have recently made. We’ve refreshed the high resolution aerial and satellite imagery for many places around the world, and released some new 45 degree imagery as well.New 45° imagery available for 51 cities:

H)In addition, 45° imagery is now available in Google Maps for 37 U.S. and 14 international locations. Below are some examples of the beautiful new views from Pisa, Italy and Winnipeg, Canada.

I)Probably one of the most famous landmarks in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Its construction started back in 1173 and extended over a period of almost 350 years. Due to increasing incline during the last Century, a stabilization effort was performed that took almost two decades to complete. Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years.

 
J)Leaning Tower of Pisa – Can you detect the angle?

 

 
The Forks in Winnipeg, Canada – View Larger Map

New high resolution aerial and satellite imagery: The aerial image below shows the pentagon-shaped Citadel of Lille, in Lille, France.

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Citadel of Lille, France – View Larger Map

L)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. Texas. The building is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

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Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas – View Larger Map

Below is the full list of places with new or updated imagery. Have fun exploring the new sites!

Cities with new high resolution 45° imagery:.
M)United States:. Ames. IA;. Anderson. IN; Billings. MT; Bloomington. IL; Carmel Valley. CA; Cedar Rapids. IA;. Coeur d’Alene. ID; Corvallis. OR;. Danville, IL; Dayton. OH;. Detroit. MI; Dubuque. IA; Elizabethtown, KY; Enid. OK;. Florence. SC; Grand Forks. ND; Great Falls, MT; Gulfport. MS; Hartford, CT;. Kankakee. IL; Kenosha. WI;. Lafayette, IN; Lancaster. CA; Lansing, MI; Lewiston. ID; Los Banos, CA;. Sun Prairie. WI;. Medford, OR;. Michigan City. IN; Olympia, WA; Pocatello. ID;. Sheboygan. WI; Sioux City. IA;. Sioux Falls, SD;. South Bend, IN;. Terre Haute. IN; Utica. NY.

International: Angers. France; Clermont-Ferrand, France; Coimbra. Portugal; Dijon, France; Grenoble, France; Livorno, Italy;. Lyon. France; Newcastle, United Kingdom; Oberhausen, Germany; Palermo, Italy; Pisa, Italy;. Toulouse. France; Troyes. France; Winnipeg. Canada.

Areas with new high resolution aerial updates:
Florence OR. Kellogg ID. Casper WY. North Platte NE. Concordia KS. Alva OK. Austin TX. Nevada MO. Chilicothe MO. Toulouse FR. Clermont-Ferrand FR, Angers FR. Nantes FR. Troyes FR. Lille FR. Thun CH. Lucca IT

Areas new high resolution satellite updates:
O)Canada, United States. Mexico. Cuba. Jamaica. Haiti. Dominican Republic. Guatemala. Honduras. Nicaragua. Costa Rica. Panama. Colombia. Venezuela. Brazil, Peru. Bolivia. Paraguay. Uruguay, Argentina. Antarctica. South Africa. Namibia. Botswana. Mozambique. Zimbabwe. Madagascar. Zambia. Angola. Malawi. Tanzania. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kenya. Somalia. Ethiopia. South Sudan. Sudan. Uganda. Central African Republic. Nigeria. Cameroon. Chad. Niger. Benin. Ghana, Burkina Faso. Ivory Coast. Guinea, Sierra Leone. Mali. The Gambia. Senegal. Mauritania. Western Sahara. Morocco. Algeria. Tunisia. Libya. Egypt. Israel. Saudi Arabia. Yemen. Oman, Qatar. United Arab Emirates. Kuwait. Turkey. Iran, Ireland. Norway, Sweden. Portugal. Spain. France. Italy. Poland. Lithuania. Finland. Belarus. Ukraine. Moldova. Romania. Hungary. Austria. Croatia. Serbia. Bulgaria. Greece. Russia. Kazakhstan. Uzebekistan. Turkmenistan. China, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka. Bangladesh. Thailand. Nepal. Bhutan. Myanmar. Laos. Vietnam. Korea. Japan. Mongolia. The Philippines. Malaysia. Indonesia. Australia. New Zealand.


earthtopomaps earthtopomaps               H)In addition, 45° imagery is now available in Google Maps for 37 U.S. and 14 international locations. P)Due to increasing incline during the last Century, a stabilization effort was performed that took almost two decades to complete. Q)Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years. R)Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years. S)Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years. T)Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years. Q)Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years. U)Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years. R)Today the tower is said to be safe from collapsing for at least 200 more years. A)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. B)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. C)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. D)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. E)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. F)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. G)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. H)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. I)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. J)The next aerial imagery shown below was taken earlier this month of the Texas State Capitol and adjoining grounds in Austin. K)Imagery Update Virtually visit places Imagery Update Virtually visit places

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