Connect Google Earth with Google Arts & Culture


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Connect Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture

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Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture are two separate resources, but they're designed to complement each other.

In this activity, you’ll see how to move seamlessly between them to discover more about your favourite subjects.

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Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture

Let's have a look at how to use Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture together to get the best of both worlds.

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Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture

Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture

This video runs for 3 mins and 46 seconds and there is no sound track. It is a demonstration of how to use Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture together to get the most information and wonderful details from the world around us. There is text and animation on stage throughout the video.

[Right hand panel text] Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture are separate websites, but they are closely linked. Here’s how to move easily between the two.

[Left hand panel animation] The cursor moves across the page to click on the Voyager icon. That’s the icon that looks like a ship’s helm, or wheel.

This opens up the Google Voyager home page. We zoom in to see that the page is on a tab called “Google Earth” in the browser and it has the Google Earth logo on it. This will be important information later on in this animation.

We then scroll down the Google Voyager home page to find the list of topics, and this time, we select “Culture”.

Once’ we’ve clicked on “Culture”, the page content changes to show cultural topics of interest. We scroll down the page to find a panel on Monet, called “Explore ‘Monet Was Here’ with Google Arts & Culture”.

The page refreshes to show the introduction to the Monet content, and we click on “Let’s Go” button to get started. We watch as Google Earth spins the globe around until we are in position to zoom down - this time, we are looking down on the region of Northern France. There are a number of bright red pointers on show as we zoom down closer to the ground. Any one of these pointers is a location important to Monet and his work. We zoom in on one in particular - which is on the coast of Northern France at a beach in Sainte-Adresse (near Le Havre). As Google Earth brings us gently to ground level, a new panel opens up on the right hand side of the screen showing us Monet’s painting of that exact spot and some explanatory text about the portrait. You can now compare how it looks today to what the artist captured in 1864. It looks almost unchanged!

We scroll down the right hand panel to the bottom of the text to find a blue link to explore more. We click on that link. This opens a new tab on our browser. We take a look at the two tabs next to each other - the first one is Google Earth, and the new tab has the Google Arts & Culture icon on it, which is the page we are currently looking at on Monet. So we now have two separate tabs open and we can read all about Monet without losing our place on Google Voyager.

We continue to explore the page on Monet and we click on links to find out more information on exhibitions, paintings and more.

Once we’ve read all we want to for now on Monet, we simply move up to the top of the page and click on the Google Earth tab to go back to Google Voyager and begin a new voyage of interest!

Video ends.

Cross borders

While they are separate websites, some Voyages on Google Earth link to presentations and exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture. It's easy to navigate between the two so you can make the most of both when exploring a topic in depth.

Icons for Google Earth and Google Arts & Culture
A pages on The Long Man of Wilmington on Google Voyager

Look for links

If an item on Google Voyager links to Google Arts & Culture, then it might mention Google Arts & Culture in its title. Otherwise, you might discover blue Read more or Explore more links to Google Arts & Culture in the right-hand panel when exploring a voyage.

Jump across to Google Arts & Culture

Click on a link and Google Arts & Culture opens up in a new tab in your web browser. The new tab is separate from the Google Voyager tab, so you can easily go back to it.

You can explore that presentation and follow the recommendations to explore everything that Google Arts & Culture has to offer on the subject.

An illustration of the two tabs that are open when you are viewing Google Earth and Google Arts & Culture at the same time
An illustration showing you can click on the Google Voyager tab to return to that page once you've finished looking at Google Arts & Culture

Return to Google Voyager

When you've finished exploring Google Arts & Culture, you can simply close that tab and go back to the Google Voyager tab to pick up your voyage where you left off. You might find another link to Google Arts & Culture on the next page, taking you off on another adventure.

Let's check

What happens when you click on a Google Arts & Culture link in Google Voyager?

Click on each card to check your answer.

A new tab opens in your browser so you can explore the Google Arts & Culture information

Click to flip

Yes, that's correct! A new tab opens so you can go back to where you were in Google Voyager once you have finished viewing the Google Arts & Culture page.

Your Google Voyager page is replaced by the Google Arts & Culture page.

Click to flip

No, that's not correct. A new tab will open for Google Arts & Culture so you don't lose your place on Google Voyager!


Well done. You’ve reached the end of the Connect Google Earth with Google Arts & Culture activity.

Coming up next, if you have registered and are logged into the Be Connected website, you’ll now be able to take a short quiz to finish the course.

If you’re not registered, you are now at the end of the Beyond Google Earth course.

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