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Google Tools Part 2

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Session Information


The TOTS session on Google Tools will be held on Friday, February 20th, 2009 from 10am-12 noon in the Dodson Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre





  • Susan Atkey, Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences, Koerner Library
  • Darrell Bailie, Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences, Koerner Library
  • Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  • Dean Giustini, Librarian, Biomedical Branch Library



Tools - Software 



Google SketchUp


Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything at all. The models can be situated in GoogleEarth using real-world coordinates.

A number of library and archives models have been built using Google SketchUp. You can select a library from the collection here, or try these examples:




For the full range of models created using Google SketchUp, explore the Google 3D Warehouse.


If you're interested in trying out SketchUp yourself, Google has created a series of video tutorials to get you started. They range from basic to more advanced topics.

The Google SketchUp blog is a great place to pick up news and notes from the SketchUp team.


Google SketchUp in Education




Google Video and Video Sharing


Allan Cho's presentation "Video Sharing and Librarians" is available in Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/allancho/video-sharing-and-librarians




Top Ten (10) Google Posts - Google Scholar Blog, 2008 - Dean Giustini provides links to key posts on his UBC Academic Search - Google Scholar Blog from the past year on Google tools and developments.



Vancouver 3D - SketchUp and G-Earth Mash


Great workshop today, thanks for sharing your experience with us!  

You may know that Vancouver is now viewable in 3D on Google Earth, courtesy of the Evil Geniuses and their possibly mythical city mapping sonar.  

A much faster way to SketchUp large areas. It's actually created using city planning department GIS data...  although I prefer the sonar version of the story should this ever be written into a screenplay.  

Remote users don't have the option of rain, fog, or pigeon layers.  Yet.  


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