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Unformatted text preview: This document is exclusive property of Cisco Systems, Inc. Permission is granted to print and copy this document for non-commercial distribution and exclusive use by instructors in the CCNA Exploration: Network Fundamentals course as part of an official Cisco Networking Academy Program. All contents are Copyright © 1992–2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 1 of 5 Activity 1.1.1: Using Google Earth™ to View the World Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to: • Explain the purpose of Google Earth. • Explain the different versions of Google Earth. • Explain the hardware and software requirements needed to use Google Earth (free edition). • Experiment with Google Earth features such as Help | Tutorial. • Experiment with Google Earth to explore continents, countries, and places of interest. Background Google Earth is a popular application that executes on the desktop of most operating systems. It requires a broadband connection to the Internet and displays Earth as a manipulated 2D, or 3D image. The popular world news channel, CNN, regularly uses Google Earth to emphasize where a news story has occurred. At the time of writing this activity, there are three versions of Google Earth. The version that fits most needs is Google's free version, Google Earth. A Google Earth Plus version includes GPS support, a spreadsheet importer, and other support features. The Google Earth Pro version is for professional and commercial use. The URL http://earth.google.com/product_comparison.html contains a description of the versions. Use this link to answer the following questions: Which versions support Tilt and 3D rotation? __________________________ Which Google Earth version supports the highest resolution? __________________________ To use Google Earth, version 4, minimum computer hardware requirements must be met: Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP CPU Pentium 3 with 500 MHz System Memory (RAM) 128 MB Hard Disk 400 MB of free space Network Speed 128 kbps Graphics Card 3D-capable with 16 MB of VRAM Screen 1024x768 pixels, 16-bit High Color screen Scenario This activity is to be performed on a computer that has Internet access and on which you can install software. Estimated completion time, depending on network speed, is 30 minutes. CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals: Living in a Network-Centric World Activity 1.1.1: Using Google Earth™ to View the World All contents are Copyright © 1992–2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 2 of 5 Task 1: Install Google Earth. If Google Earth is not installed on the computer, the free application can be downloaded directly from http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html . Follow the installation instructions, and the Google Earth download should start automatically. Remember, you may have to disable any popup blockers on your browser. ...
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