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Title: TerraFly: Virtually Fly Over the Entire United States
Url: http://www.terrafly.com/
Publisher: TerraFly
Description: TerraFly is an interactive tool that allows for visualization and manipulation of spatial data. Accessed via a standard Web browser or customized CD-ROM versions, and independent of a users' level of expertise, this system allows the integration of remotely sensed data with digital data while a user is seamlessly flying over and viewing the resulting imagery. Data currently available includes land, urban, and coastal imagery collected by satellites, aerial photography, and other remote sensing means covering 97% of continental US (including Alaska) in high quality. Features that expand the data manipulation capabilities in TerraFly include: a compass control that allows 360-degree control of flight direction and speed, access to a database of place/street names and their coordinates, complete descriptions of areas of defined interest, zoom in/zoom out capabilities, ability to view specific spectral bands of the imagery, and information overlays that allow users to highlight specific features from the database. TerraFly supports synchronous flight in multiple windows, so imagery taken at different times, with different resolutions or camera-types can easily be compared side-by-side. The application can be used in K-12 classrooms to promote the use of interactive programs that teach students about their world and its environment. It can be customized to show relevant geographic areas of interest; for example, you can fly over your neighborhood or an ancient ruin in Greece. Teachers can tailor the experience to their needs by choosing various overlays, homework assignments, and interactive games to be used in conjunction with TerraFly. Step-by-step and animated tutorials are available to help users get started.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Geography and travels. Maps. Cartography
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Data processing
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Remote sensing
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Mathematical geography. Cartography
GEM Subject: Social studies -- Geography
Social studies -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Geography -- Remote sensing
Geography -- Maps
Resource Type: Dataset (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: TerraFly.com and FIU
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 33
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