Google Earth IditaRead™ Project

Google Earth IditaRead Project

The Iditarod GEE Read combines the geographic accuracy and visualization of Google Earth with the computing and organizational power of Microsoft Excel to exactly position student readers on the Iditarod Trail.

Fully customizable, the Excel workbook allows individual classrooms or entire schools to pinpoint daily trail position based on the amount of time that students read. Team trail positions are then posted online and shared via Google Maps Engine.

Excel workbooks are available for Northern and Southern routes, and either for individuals or teams of readers.

Google Earth KMZ files are also available for the Northern and Southern Routes.  They include all checkpoints as well as a sample collection of team icons.

Take a look at this link:

Step-by-step instructions and downloads can be found at (No longer available, we’re working on an edit to help you.)