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geog387_lab9 - Geography 387 Fall 2011 Lab 9 Exploring the...

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Geography 387 – Fall 2011 Lab 9 Exploring the World with Google Earth 1 Lab 9: Exploring the World with Google Earth 1.0 Purpose In this lab we will take a tour of several locations on the earth as a way to explore the functionality of a geobrowswer, Google Earth. Along the way, you may also learn some interesting aspects of current social, political and environmental Geography! 2.0 Preliminary steps Step 1. If you are working off-campus, then install Google Earth v6.0 if needed. This lab was designed with Google Earth 6.1.0.5001, Build Date: October 17, 2011. Step 2. Open Google Earth. Here is a general overview of the application.
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Geography 387 – Fall 2011 Lab 9 Exploring the World with Google Earth 2 1. Search panel - Use this to find places and directions and manage search results . Google Earth EC may display additional tabs here. 2. 3D Viewer - View the globe and its terrain in this window. 3. Toolbar buttons - See below. 4. Navigation controls - Use these to zoom, look and move around (see below). 5. Layers panel - Use this to display points of interest . 6. Places panel - Use this to locate, save, organize and revisit placemarks . 7. Add Content - Click this to import exciting content from the KML Gallery
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Geography 387 – Fall 2011 Lab 9 Exploring the World with Google Earth 3 8. Status bar - View coordinate, elevation, imagery date and streaming status here. 9. Overview map - Use this for an additional perspective of the Earth. Click the following toolbar buttons to. .. Conceal or the display the side bar Display sunlight across the landscape Add a placemark for a location View the sky, moon and planets Add a polygon Measure a distance or area size Add a path (line or lines) Email a view or image . Add an image overlay on the Earth Print the current view of the Earth Record a tour Show the current view in Google Maps Display historical imagery Step 3. In depth information on the application can be found in the Google Earth User Guide . Start by reading the section in the user guide on Navigating in Google Earth . Spend some time learning how to zoom in and out, move the view in different directions, swivel the view aspect, and tilt the view angle. The basics of the Navigation controls are listed below. ..
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Geography 387 – Fall 2011 Lab 9 Exploring the World with Google Earth 4 1. Clicking this button resets the view so that north is at the top of the screen. Click and drag the ring to rotate your view. 2. Use the Look joystick to look around from a single vantage point, as if you were turning your head. Click an arrow to look in that direction or continue to press down on the mouse button to change your view. After clicking an arrow, move the mouse around on the joystick to change the direction of motion. 3. Use the Move joystick to move your position from one place to another. Click
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