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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. All contents are Copyright © 1992–2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 1 of 5
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CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals: Living in a Network-Centric World Activity 1.1.1: Using Google Earth™ to View the World Task 1: Install Google Earth. If Google Earth is not installed on the computer, the free application can be downloaded directly from
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2009 for the course 87656875 89787 taught by Professor Ian during the Spring '09 term at Capitol College.

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