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Friday, March 6, 2015

Explore Greenland, Iceland, and Other Cold Climates in Google Maps

Sailing in a fjord in Iceland last May.
I've always loved maps and field trips. But there limitations to what a map can tell you about a place. And there are certainly limitations to where we can take our students on field trips. Google Maps Street View imagery allows students to virtually explore far-off places in a way that flat paper maps cannot. Some of the latest Street View imagery added to Google Maps can virtually take us to Greenland. The imagery takes us through fjords and the ruins of ancient Viking settlements on the island of Greenland.


Head south and east from Greenland and Google's Street View imagery can take you on a tour of cool places in Iceland.


Head very far south of Greenland and Iceland and you can explore parts of Antarctica in Google Maps Street View.

Google Docs for iPad Gets Another Update

If you update your iPad today, you will notice that Google Docs for iPad has been updated again. The updated version of Google Docs for iPad enables you to make copies of your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on your iPad. This update is another small step toward making the Google Docs iPad app as useful as the Google Docs in the web browser.

Some other behind the scenes updates to the performance of the app were added this week too. Those updates don't change how the app works. You can read about those on the Google Apps update blog.