Installation of NT Visualiser_ Google Earth Enterprise

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					                  Installation of NT Visualiser:
                    Google Earth Enterprise
Version 0.3

1. NT Visualiser

The Northern Territory Government (NTG) has purchased the Google
Earth Enterprise software suite allowing us to serve NTG spatial data to
government users using an intuitive 3D interface. This customised
service is called NT Visualiser.

NT Visualiser provides a powerful, user-friendly method for visualising
spatial data including: property parcels, roads, aerial photography and
even data collected and maintained from your work area. NT Visualiser
also includes searching based on NT street address and place names.


2. Instructions for installation

Getting up and running with NT Visualiser is a 3 step process:

  1. Obtaining an ILIS account including the “NT Visualiser” role
  2. Obtaining and installing the software
  3. Running the software and logging into the server

If you have any questions about the process please do not hesitate to
call GIS Support on 892 44230.


  2.1.        Obtaining an Account
NT Visualiser uses ILIS to manage and authenticate users. If you have a
current ILIS account you will need to apply to get the NT Visualiser role
added to your account. If you do not currently have an ILIS account you
will need to apply for one and include on the form a request for the NT
Visualiser role. ILIS accounts are free within government and can be
obtained in a couple of days.

The form for applying or changing your roles for ILIS can be found here:
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  2.2.        Installing the Software
Please note this is commercially licensed software and may not be
distributed. If others in your workplace require NT Visualiser please
provide them with this document and allow them to follow this
procedure.
If you have the free version of Google Earth already installed you do not
need to remove it, but you should be aware of the licensing restrictions
relating    the     use    of     the    free    version      at    work:
http://earth.google.com/products.html

If you have an older version of the Google Earth Enterprise Client (or
Keyhole Enterprise Client) you should uninstall that manually before
beginning the install of the new version. You may wish to save your
existing „My Places‟ before doing this by right-clicking on them and
choosing „Save‟.

Follow these steps to download and install the software.
   1. Copy and paste the following link into your web browser and hit
      enter: http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/GoogleEarthEC-3.0.0762.exe
   2. Depending on your browser, you may be offered the choice to
      „Run‟ or „Run from current location‟. If so, choose this option. If
      the only option is to „Save‟, then save the file on your Windows
      Desktop, and double-click on it there when it has finished
      downloading.
   3. You should be presented with the following screen:




  4. Accept the license conditions, choose the „Complete‟ install, and
     click „Install‟. This will install the software in c:\Program
     Files\Google\Google Earth EC\
  5. Optionally allow the feedback to be sent to Google by clicking
     „Next‟ and „Finish‟.



  2.3.     Running NT Visualiser
There will now be a „Google Earth EC‟ (NT Visualiser) icon in your
Windows Start Menu and Desktop. When you run the client it will ask for
a Google Earth server to login to.. enter:    land.visualiser.nt.gov.au
and click „Login‟. You may wish to tick the „Always login to this server‟
option to prevent being asked this in the future.




The software will load and eventually you will be prompted to enter a
User name and Password. This is your ILIS username and password.




If everything is successful you will be logged in ready to go. If your
username and password are rejected, try the following:

  1. Retype your username and password, remembering that they are
     case sensitive.
  2. Check your email, there may be an automatically generated email
     offering a reason for the authentication failure.
  3. Try logging into ILIS: http://ilis.nt.gov.au/ to determine if your
     password has expired.
  4. Call GIS Support on 892 44230
  5. You may also wish to try the Google Earth support homepage:
     http://earth.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=1138

You may be asked whether you want to use „OpenGL‟ or „DirectX‟ mode.
OpenGL is the higher-performance, preferred method but will not work
on all computers, particularly laptops. If you have any problems running
in OpenGL mode, include software crashes or the „world‟ not appearing
correctly then switch to DirectX mode (Tools.. Options.. View tab..
DirectX).

				
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