GoogleEarth_02172009 - GEOG 1104 Exercise 2: Using Google...

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GEOG 1104 Exercise 2: Using Google Earth Spring 2009 10 points DUE: Thursday, February 26th, in class or before. No questions from this exercise will be on exam. No digital copies will be accepted. Hardcopy only. Complete the exercise on your own. Honor Code: Your signature below indicates that you have not given or accepted unauthorized assistance. Name _______________________________ Student number __________________ The purpose of this exercise is to introduce you to (or enhance your skills with) internet map servers. These are free map servers, which are fun and interesting to use. I want you to learn a little about what you can do with these tools. I think you will find them useful in other courses (non-geography too) or in your future jobs or personal life. Some questions are designed mainly to get you to operate the programs, while others require you to recognize and analyze features and patterns and try to explain them. Important : 1. Be sure to read the entire question/directions - doing so will likely save you some frustration and time. 2. You must use the newest version of Google Earth, 5.0, for this exercise. Part 1. Google Earth. Visit and click on the Download Google Earth 5.0 (free) icon. You may have to click allow on the pop-up bar. Once you have downloaded it, open up the program to answer the following questions. You may want to try the tutorial in the “Help” menu (it will take you to Google Earth web site where you can learn more about how to navigate the program and about its capabilities. You will also want to try out the “Layers” tool at the bottom right. Start with the defaults, but you may need to turn off (uncheck) layers that you do not need and are making clutter (such as “Roads, Places of Interest, Geographic Web”—those sometimes you might need to check them again) and check the ones that you do need. To get warmed with this mapping tool, type the name of your hometown (nearest the town or city if you live in a rural setting) in the “fly to” box and hit the search button. What are the geographic coordinates of your town/city/closest town? What is the approximate elevation in the center of your town? (you will find these data in bottom center of screen). Name of town/city, state: Coordinates: Elevation: At approximately 1 km (about 3300 feet) Eye altitude, [look at the bottom right of the screen where it says “Eye alt”, which refers to the altitude of your viewing point] what land uses can you identify, such as residential, industrial, commercial, open space and parks, vacant land,
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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