Using Google Earth to Analyse the Rebranding of El Raval

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					                         Using Google Earth to Analyse the Rebranding of El Raval, Barcelona
Google Earth is one of the most user friendly and simple Geographical Information Systems (GIS) products. GIS is simply
digital information added to a digital map in different layers.

    1. To open Google Earth, click on: START > ALL PROGRAMS > SUBJECT RESOURCES > GEOGRAPHY (left) >
       GOOGLE EARTH (TOP ONE)

    2. Check that the opening screen looks like the screen dump below. If it doesn’t then you may need to move
       computer.

   Type in a place. Remember to              Add a photo onto your
   unclick the little box below to           map. This is a little tricky
   take the label off before                 at first but looks                        Add placemark and
   starting your work                        impressive!                                                                            Change direction (spin)
                                                                                       information.


   These are your
   saved layers of                                                                                                                                   Move around
   information. I have                                                                                                                               (mouse does the
   lots but you won’t                                                                                                                                same when held
   have much yet!                                                                                                                                    down)
   When you start
   adding placemarks
   they will appear                                                                                                                                  Change elevation
   here.                                                                                                                                             (height). Zoom in
                                                                                                                                                     and out (scroll
                                                                                                                                                     wheel on mouse
                                                                                                                                                     does the same).
                                                                                                                                                     If you zoom up
                                                                                                                                                     really close, the
   Slider to switch                                                                                                                                  view changes
   between layers                                                                                                                                    angle to give you
                                                                                                                                                     an interesting
   These are the                                                                                                                                     side view.
   standard layers of
   information. You
   can click on the + to
   see more. Click on the square to turn on. Some layers eg 3D buildings only work in certain locations eg big cities and take a lot of time to upload.



    3. In the shared resources drive, open geography > Google earth kmz files > El Raval

    4. The file should appear in Google earth, showing up in the my places menu and looking like the screen dump below




                                                                                                                                    Zones highlighted
           Files appear in
           my places
5. Use placemarks to label and annotate the following important features of El Raval. Explain how each one has
   influenced the rebranding of El Raval.

       University of Barcelona
       Museum of art and culture
       The Ramblas (Main tourist area)
       Hotel Barceló
       Rambla del Raval
       Cat sculpture
       Centre for cinematography (under construction).

6. Right click on the green shaded area of zone 1. Click properties and a box should appear.

7. Write a short introduction to Zone 1 in the box and click ok.

8. Click add > photo and add one photo of each site. You will need to play around with the settings to be able to see
   them in the correct place.

9. We are now ready to add your results in the form of graphs to the map. We will use a website that allows graphs to
   be displayed in google earth.

10. Go to the website www.richchartlive.com.

11. Find the worksheet “Index of Services and Amenities” Add up a total for each of the services after working out wxn.


                                                              i.   In richchartlive click start now for free > go

                                                             ii.   In series style choose a pie chart like the one shown.

                                                            iii.   Delete series 2 and 3 to leave only 1.

                                                            iv.    Rename the rows as the services as shown on the sheet.

                                                             v.    Rename the tooltips the same as the service.

                                                            vi.    Delete the links.

                                                            vii.   Choose your preferred colours in the manage rows section.

                                                           viii.   Animate as you wish.

                                                            ix.    When you are sure you are finished, click publish >
                                                                   embed chart in blog

                                                             x.    Copy the code and paste into the properties box linked to
                                                                   the desired zone in google earth. Make sure you leave a
                                                                   line space in-between any other writing you have already
                                                                   done in the box

                                                            xi.    Complete graphs for the other three zones making sure
                                                                   that all colours and styles are the same.

                                                            xii.   Save your work to My Places. Save to VLE.


12. Analyze the data in the properties boxes and answer this question: “How and why are the types of services and
    amenities different in two contrasting zones of El Raval, Barcelona?” (10)

				
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