Google Earth is so much more than a map viewer. This tool makes the earth come alive. If you are reading a story, it is amazing to actually see where the story is taking place. Jerome Burg has created a concept called Google Lit Trips. You can check out existing ones on his site at

To see how hard it was to create, I created a google trip from a field trip I did in California. I learned the tool and produced the following in a couple of hours. I really wanted to know how hard it was before setting others free to try it. I was amazed at how easy it could really be.

If you have Google Earth installed (Most Surrey computers now do.) You can download this file and see my photo safari from July 2007.

A second project I have worked on is with Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
See the Intro to Working with Google Earth.doc
See the GoogleEarth.png
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See the HanasSuitcase3.kmz
Updated file for Hana's Suitcase