Interactive Maps of Pearl Harbor


Create an interactive map using Google Earth.


View an interactive map for information about the ships during the attack.  Use Google Earth to illustrate the location of the ships and the Japanese flight path.


This is an example:  Pearl Harbor.kmz 



Note: You must use a computer that has Google Earth installed on it in order to view the example and to complete this assignment.  A free version of Google Earth is available here:




Attack Map Overlay - |


Wreckage of USS Arizona -


USS West Virginia Aflame -


Pearl Harbor Ships and Planes -


Created by Taylor Kendal of TPS-Colorado as an example activity incorporating the Google Earth technology.  Students would need a basic understanding of HTML to include the image, links and table in the placemark descriptions.  No advanced skills are required to create this activity including simple text in the description boxes.


Estimated development time 


Without HTML: 2 hrs.

With HTML: 4 hrs.