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: ????????????????????????????? 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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