In Depth
Mystery Maps
Interactive Mapping at Smith
Alumnae Mapping - updated
How To:
Oogle Smith &
Download Google Earth
Dharma Many Flavors of Dharma
Dharma Trees
Dharma Julia Child
Dharma Impervous Surfaces
  Updated: Feb 2008

Google Earth Files Google Earth

** D R A F T **

Oogle Smith is a work in progress and we are looking for feedback from the College Community. Google Earth and Goolgle Maps are great compliments to our GIS capabilities and we need to hear from you on what you want to see.

Sample View...

Smith Campus -Google Earth Links

You may open any of the files below with Google Earth (GE) or choose to save locally and then open with GE. These files are pulled from our network, so you will receive the latest updates as available.

The models do take some time to draw, so be patient...

Need Google Earth? - Click <Here>

Note: These files seem to work best with GE version 4.x

Campus Buildings

buildings file


These are simply building outlines with a default height set to 5 meters

Campus Landmarks

landmarks file

Areas of Interest on Campus

campus landmarks - includes building locations as a points

USGS Benchmark

Individual Building Models

our building models are re-posted temporarily for play. We still have some issues to resolve.


Bass 2007

with photo texture (don't look at building from the south!)

College Hall
Capen House

Building Models

All Building Models

All Building Models
to date:
(Bass, McConnell, Burton, Sabin-Reed, Engineering, Mendenhall, Sage, Morris, College Hall)

Warning - GE may run more slowly after loading all available. We are working on a fix (and more models!)


Final Version

Many Flavors of Dharma

Google Maps


Campus Trees

Google Earth File

Google Maps


July 2009 Update

Trees: Google Earth

Trees: Google Maps

Campus Map (large pdf: 22MB)



Smith College
Impervious Surfaces
Google Earth (kml) File

Impervious Stats


not working ;-(

Campus 2009

Julia Child Day Food Map

julia child

Google Earth File(s)

farms kml
Valley Farms and Farm Markets


Your terrain should be set to 1 for models to display. If you have not "fiddled" with the terrain settings, you'll be fine.

The Campus Buildings and the Building Models do not dispay well together. Turn one of the layers off for best results.

Note: These files seem to work best with GE version 4.x beta

Try our newest addition:

Smith Alumnae 1900-2002



Sample Movie coming soon



How to Oogle Smith on Your Computer

Google Earth is 3D visualization application that requires a broadband connection.

Download Google Earth here»       Take the Google Earth Product Tour »

Out of Luck ?

  • Desktop computers older than 3 years old may not be able to run it.
  • Notebook computers older than 2 years old may not be able to run it.
Minimum System Configuration
  • OS: Windows 2000, XP, or Mac OS X (10.3.9 +)
  • CPU: 500MHz
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 400 MB
  • System RAM: 128 MB (PC), 256 MB (Mac)
  • Video RAM: 16 MB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768, 32-bit color
  • Internet: 128 Kbps ("broadband")
  • For better performance: Recommended Configuration

Feedback Please

Your Name
Subject of email:

Suggestions or Comments

or simply e-mail comments to Jon Caris (jcaris at email dot smith dot edu)

Thank You!

Fun Video

Google Earth - kewego
Google Earth - kewego

Google Earth - kewego
A girl types her address in the Google Earth site toolbar, when suddenly the skt darkens... Spooky.

About these maps and digital files:

Jon Caris, GIS Specialist: GIS database, Google Earth modifications
Cheryl Obremski, Draftsperson - Physical Plant: data development
Alexis Knaub, Spatial Analysis Lab Special Projects intern & chief designer: model building
Amanda Nyren, Spatial Analysis Lab 2005-2006 Assistant: data devlopment
Abby Mannelin, Spatial Analysis Lab Special Projects intern: data development