Application of Virtual Globes in Education
The advent of virtual globes and online mapping has generated interest in spatial representations of data among many non-geographic communities, including educators and researchers who have very little to no expertise in geospatial technologies. In this article, we give a state-of-the-art survey of existing virtual globes and review the existing teaching applications related to them. We focus on the four most popular virtual globes (Google Earth; NASA World Wind; Microsoft Virtual Earth Earth; and Skyline Globe), illustrating their various applications and comparing their capabilities, with a particular emphasis on educational aspects. We also explain the distinction between the virtual globes and various online mapping applications, such as Google Maps mash-ups. © 2008 The Authors Journal Compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Rakshit, Rahul and Ogneva-himmelberger, Yelena, "Application of Virtual Globes in Education" (2008). International Development, Community, and Environment. 312.