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Unformatted text preview: 1 Geography 12: Maps and Spatial Reasoning Lecture 24: Having Fun with Google Earth Professor Keith Clarke “We are like an iPod for Earth images.” Michael T. Jones, Chief Technologist, Google Earth (Nov 2006) Google Earth: A history • Gore represented Tennessee in the US Senate, 1985-1992. VP 1993-2001. Served on Senate Select Committee on Intelligence • Dayton Peace Agreement /Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Dec 1995, ends war in Bosnia • Google founded 1998 • Keyhole Earthviewer (2002) In-Q-tel funding, Dual use • Google buys Keyhole (Oct. 2004) • Google Maps/Local Feb. 8 th 2005 • Google Earth (June 2005) • Google Earth Community added (2005) • Partnership with National Geographic (2006) • 100 million downloads: Version 4 (Nov. 2006) In-Q-Tel (Created 1999) "The (Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) encourages a symbiotic relationship between the Intelligence Community and the private sector using innovative approaches, such as the CIA's In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel is a venture capital CIA's In-Q-Tel....
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- Fall '08
- Geography, Google Earth