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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 19922007 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 ...
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