Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tours from Above - Aerial Views of Cities

Tours from Above hosts panoramic aerial imagery of cities and landmarks around the world. In all there are 49 panoramic aerial views of places and landmarks including the Eifel Tower, Victoria Falls, and various sites throughout New York. You can locate imagery by choosing from a drop-down menu or by selecting placemarks on the Tours from Above Google Map.

Image from Seattle, Washington USA

Applications for Education
One of the avantages of tools like Google Maps, Google Earth, and Tours from Above over standard textbook maps is that students can visually explore places in more detail than is available on a printed map.

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