;ousands of famous (and not-so-famous) buildings are visible in 3D Buildings mode, and you can even add your own house!
in the Homeschool Part II
;ere is so much fun to be had with this app. Don’t tell your kids they’re learning stu;.
Last month I introduced Google Earth—a truly fascinating tool for exploring the planet. ;is month we go deeper to learn all
kinds of fascinating new uses for this in-
credible free tool. If you need a refresher,
look into last month’s article. Fire up
your own copy of Google Earth—you’ll
want to play along!
;e Layered Look
One of the most powerful features of
Google Earth is the Layers feature, which
allows you to display various other features
on top of the existing map data. ;ere are
a number of fascinating possibilities. Here
are a few of my favorites:
•;Borders and Labels: Select this layer
to see state and national boundaries
and city names. ;is can really help
you ;gure out exactly where you are.
Turn on the Shipwrecks button to see the
locations and stories behind many shipwrecks.