Necessary vocabulary


  1. longitude - position East or West of the Prime Meridian
  2. latitude - position North or South of the equator
  3. altitude - distance from ground
  4. fly around
  5. GIS
  6. prime meridian
  7. equator - zero degrees longitude
  8. geocoding
  9. interpolation
  10. waypoint
  11. balloon - pop up box that give information about the location
  12. Zoom Relation Slider
  13. Overview Map
  14. 3D View tab
  15. direction control
  16. tilt control - angle of view as set by the controls
  17. terrain
  18. compass
  19. status bar - at the bottom of the screen and shows longitude, latitude and altitude of viewpoint
  20. path - a series of connected lines

Tour vocabulary

  1. placemark - a marked location on GoogleEarth map
  2. places pane - window of GE that lists various locations already marked with placemarks
  3. description area - in the placemark there are several tabs where you can enter information. Description could be sentences about your location.
  4. heading - direction which you are facing


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