Sunday, December 10, 2006

Cambridge in 3D & Icelandic Posters

The first part of post comes via DIRECTIONS MAGAZINE and the Keyhole BULLETIN BOARD and OGLE EARTH. Thanks to all for the link.

Below is a general view looking down on Cambridge. Great work by Lattico, to add 3D Modelling - be warned though that this is a large file, and could take some time to load !
This will come in useful for us, as we take our 6th formers to Cambridge for a Human field day, and this will make our Virtual walk through even more lifelike. We use Google Earth for fieldtrip briefings.

Another find via Ogle Earth today was an interesting merging of two technologies I've used separately, but hadn't thought about putting together before. This is the work of Mr. Fjalar from Breidholt in Iceland, who has called his project ARTWORK EARTH. This is a rather nice idea which I may well borrow for an end of term project, or link in at the end of a unit of physical work such as COASTS, RIVERS, GLACIATION, VOLCANOES & EARTHQUAKES or NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS/BIOMES.Students are asked to find an image which looks particularly impressive artistically, perhaps like the one above, and save it - by screenshotting, or otherwise..

The images are then put into John Watson's superb BIG HUGE LABS' FLICKR TOYS site, which is one of my Top 5 sites of all time as those who are regular visitors to the website will know. (incidentally, having visited this today there's a new Warholizer which will make Warhol screenprint images out of your photos...)

The images are put into the MOTIVATOR tool, and then uploaded to the FLICKR POOL which this links to: ARTWORK EARTH.

Already this has been picked up and developed by others. This TAGZANIA post for example suggests using this idea to produce CHRISTMAS CARDS. I've already sent mine, or I might have used this idea myself...

And finally for this post, because I really have to get on to my marking...

Don't forget that if you're using Google Earth for a research project, you can use TOOLS and WEB to open a web browser window below the Google Earth view (or press CTRL and 8)
Might be a useful tip for some of you...

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