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Friday, July 07, 2006

Google Earth For Educators...NOT! Or...?

I, like many others, was anticipating Hall Davidson's presentation on Google Earth on Friday at NECC. Unfortunately, Hall was unable to present on Google Earth as the end user agreement for Google Earth apparently does not identify educational use as a valid use and the legal department at Discovery evidently did not want Hall violating that agreement.

However, a search of the Google Earth site yields this, accessed here:

Can Google Earth be used in an educational setting?
The use of Google Earth for educational purposes in primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions is OK.

So, hopefully Google will get its act together and change the user agreement to reflect the content on their help pages.

tags: necc necc2006 necc06


  • At 10:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A quick phone call or email could have solved that.

  • At 11:20 PM , Anonymous J. O'Hagan said...

    At the presentation, Hall Davidson was clearly turning his frustration towards Google and not Discovery. Maybe it was Discovery's error in not understanding Google? Either way, it was a rather ugly situation for the presentor and the conference.


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