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Including over 200 links to high-resolution satellite and aerial images of geologic sites around the world, Geotours take you on virtual field trips to explore fascinating real-world examples of the geology you’re learning about in class.

Download GeoTours.

System Requirements for Google Earth™

Getting Started :

  1. Download Google Earth™ and install it on your computer. Please note that the newest version of Google Earth™, version 5.0, is recommended for the best results.
  2. Download the Geotours.kmz file and save a copy to your desktop.
    • By downloading Geotours.kmz acknowledge that it was created solely to accompany W. W. Norton textbooks in physical geology and is limited to use with only W. W. Norton textbooks in physical geology and may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means for any other purpose without the written permission of the publisher.
  3. Double-click the Geotours.kmz file and Google Earth™ will open automatically.
  4. In the left-hand sidebar you will see a Places menu, and in the Temporary Places folder you will see an Essentials_3E.kmz file. Double-click the file and you will see a list of Geotours for each chapter.
  5. Then open the Geotour folder you want to explore! If you’d like to read more about the features of Geotours see Using Geotours, or go to our Helpful Resources section.
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