Mar 202006
 

I’m very grateful to Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith of digitally distributed environments for the opportunity given to a class of Year 7 students to design a fantasy building for London. Three of the winning drawings will be modelled in 3D by the team at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, ready to be imported into Google Earth.

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One of the submitted designs

Look out for SketchUp. Recently acquired by Google, this software is ideal for adding 3D models to Google Earth. A free license is available for teachers, and there’s a lot of scope for cross-curriculular work with ICT and Design Technology.

Jan 262006
 

Andy Hudson-Smith of Digitally Distributed Environments has added a Google Earth overlay in the form of a London map from 1690. It would make an excellent teaching resource for both geography annd history lessons.

London 1609

At first glance, I felt that the positioning of the 1609 map was a little out. However, after some considerable time fiddling around with it I can’t claim to have made any real improvement on the original overlay!