GIS and Mapping Paper

GIS and Mapping Paper - Amanda Runey GEO200 Low 3 December...

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Amanda Runey GEO200 Low 3 December 2007 Three mapping/GIS systems that are available on the internet for free are Google Earth, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and World Sites Atlas. All three systems give coverage of the entire world, not just the United States. Google Earth has the best navigation tools that allow you to zoom, move, tip, tilt, and spin the map however you want. The toolbar on the side allows you to type in where you want to look at, and what type of features you want the map to display. On the World Sites Atlas you can only click on the names of the regions or countries that you want to visit. You can’t turn the map or move it with the mouse at all. Microsoft Virtual Earth is sort of in between. You can move the map with the mouse and zoom, however you cannot tip or spin the map in any way. Google Earth has the fastest speed, the second you point or click on where you want to go the screen zooms straight there. However once you start zooming in closer the map takes a few seconds to load. It also takes a while once the map is tipped to load the different geographic
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