Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research
A geology-focused virtual field trip to Tenerife, Spain
Published:October 01, 2012
Nicholas P. Lang, Kelley T. Lang, Brian M. Camodeca, 2012. "A geology-focused virtual field trip to Tenerife, Spain", Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research, Steven J. Whitmeyer, John E. Bailey, Declan G. De Paor, Tina Ornduff
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Virtual field trips provide a flexible, cost-effective way to teach or supplement course content. Here we describe a virtual field trip (VFT) to Tenerife, Spain, that emphasizes volcanism, but can be used to teach various geology-focused content areas. Specifically, using Google Earth as the platform, students can upload a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file that will take them on a virtual transect across a volcanic terrain highlighting specific volcanic landforms and processes associated with the Caldera de las Cañadas and the Teide–Pico Viejo volcanic complex. The VFT is broken into 18 stops, each of which has embedded photographs and descriptions...