Google Earth Basic Guide (4.2) by puy10969


									Google Earth Basic Guide (4.2)
          This is the “Search”                                                           Add a
         Folder. The folders can                                                       Placemark
         be opened or closed by                                                                                                                                                                                Tilt Control; Change from a
                                          This column on the                                                                                                                                                   bird’s-eye (overhead) view to
          clicking on the arrows                                                                                  Add an
                                         left (boxed in pink) is         Hide/Show              Add a                             Toggle between                                                                   an oblique (tilted) view
        next to the folder’s name.                                                                                Image
                                                                        the Sidebar            Polygon                              Earth & Sky
                                         called the “Sidebar”                                                     Overlay

  Fly To: Type in a place name                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interactive
  or a geographic location in the                                                                                                                                                                                                       Compass;
    address box, click the blue                                                                                                                                                                                                      Click and drag to
   button, and Google Earth will                                                                                                                                                                                                    change the view’s
      “fly” you to the location                                                                                                                                                                                                   directional orientation

                                                                                 Measuring Tool:             Print              Link to
  Find Businesses: Click on this                                                 Measure distance                                                                                                        Joy-stick control;
   tab to locate certain types of                                                 among points                                                                                                                                    Click to pan view in
  businesses (what) in a specific                                                                                                                                                                                                 different directions
   place (where). For example;
  “church” in the “what” box and
    “Rome” in the “where” box.                                                                     Additional Information; Click on “buttons” for
                                                                                                 extra information, pictures, and/or Internet links.

  Directions: Get driving directions                                                                                                                                                                                              Zoom Control; Click
 from one place to another. Limited                                                                                                                                                                                               and drag to zoom in
       to places connected by                                                                                                                                                                                                       closer or further
        established highways.                                                                                                                                                                                                            away

                                                                             Play Tour Feature; Select
                                                                            “play” and Google Earth will
    This is the “Places” Folder.                                             “fly to” each of your Places
   Click the plus (+) to expand a                                                  in a video format.
folder. Click the minus (-) to close a
   folder. Check or un-check the
 boxes (by clicking) to turn a place                                         Adjust Transparency
               on or off.                                                          of layers
 Double-click a “place” and Google
   Earth will “fly to” that location.
                                                                                                                                                 Placemark; Double-
                                                                                                                                                   click to zoom in

 This is the “Layers” Folder. Click
  the plus (+) to expand a folder.
Click the minus (-) to close a folder.
  Check or un-check the boxes to
        turn a layer on or off.

With a layer “on”, you will see icons
    on your map that locate the
 selected features. For example,
small flames are used to represent
            fire stations.
                                                                                                  Map Scale; Units can be changed
                                                                                                    under “tools” then “options”                                                                                                    Elevation at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 location of the pointer

                                                              Geographic Location of the pointer; can be set to
                                                                 either degrees, decimal degrees, or UTM                                               Produced by AGSSS: Advancing Geospatial Skills in Science and Social Studies 2008
                                                                                                                                                       Texas A&M University Department of Geography
                                                                                                                                                       NSF Grant # 044051

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