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                                                                       Google Earth




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                                 Session Objectives
                                                • Get to know the Google Earth Tool
                                                • Learn about KML and KMZ files to
                                                  show information on your activities
                                                • Making your own information for
                                                  sharing
                                                • Export KML/Z
                                                • Cache for offline use

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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                                           Navigation
                                                –    Zoom
                                                                                                  Rotate
                                                     • Zoom In – SCROLL + UP
                                                     • Zoom Out – SCROLL + DOWN
                                                –    Pan – LEFT RIGHT UP DOWN                          Tilt

                                                –    Tilt
                                                                                                    Pan
                                                     • Tilt to Horizontal _ SHIFT + DOWN
                                                     • Tilt to Vertical – SHIFT+UP
                                                –    Rotate
                                                     • Clockwise - SHIFT and RIGHT                Zoom
                                                     • Anticlockwise – SHIFT and LEFT




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                                           Find Places
                                                • Fly to
                                                   – Name of Place (Need to be online)
                                                   – Latitude or Longitude
                                                          51.199000, -0.535150

                                                • Directions – get directions from:
                                                      - Buckingham Palace
                                                      - to Big Ben, London
                                                • Now fly it!

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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                                          Coordinates
                                                • You can see the coordinates at the bottom
                                                  of the screen

                                                • Change units by going to Tools, Options

                                                • What are the coordinates of this building
                                                  in format dd mm ss?

                                                    N 51o 11’ 56.38” , E 00o 32’ 06.50”

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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                 My Places / Temporary Places
                                                                                               • Information which
                                                                                                 you add to the map
                                                                                                 is organised into
                                                                                                 layers
                                                                                               • Some of these are
                                                                                                 within folders
                                                                                               • Needs good data
                                                                                                 management!




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training                   Version 181010
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                                                 My Places / Temporary Places
                                                • Open file Shelter_Cluster_100408.kmz

                                                • Look through the folders

                                                • Is some of this confusing?




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                                                Toolbar
                                                          1.    Toggle menus
                                                          2.    Add placemark
                                                          3.    Add an area
                                                          4.    Add a line
                                                          5.    Add an image
                                                          6.    Record a tour
                                                          7.    Show historical imagery
                                                          8.    Dark/Light

                                                          9.    Switch between earth, sky and other planets

                                                          10. Ruler
                                                          11. Print
                                                          12. Email
                                                          13. Publish in Google Maps

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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training                  Version 181010
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                                                              Making a Placemark
                                                                                               • Click to create a new
                                                                                                 placemark
                                                                                               • Enter a sensible Name
                                                                                               • You can add more details in
                                                                                                 the description
                                                                                               • You can change the Symbol,
                                                                                                 Style, Colour.
                                                                                               • Don’t forget to press OK to
                                                                                                 save it




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training                         Version 181010
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                                                              Making a Placemark
                                                • Make a placemark to represent this
                                                  building

                                                • Choose a good symbol!




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                                    Making an Area
                                                                                               • Similar to Placemarks
                                                                                               • Multiple clicks to mark
                                                                                                 each vertex of the area
                                                                                               • Give the area a name
                                                                                               • Add a description
                                                                                               • Can set style, colour
                                                                                               • and Outline and Opacity
                                                                                                 (for area)
                                                                                               • Don’t forget to press OK
                                                                                                 to save it




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training                         Version 181010
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                                                                    Making an Area
                                                • Create an area that captures the main
                                                  parking lot

                                                • Change the appearance of this area!




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                                                                 Historical Imagery
                                                • Allows you to switch between different
                                                  ages of imagery

                                                • What has been the biggest change to these
                                                  grounds which you can spot from the
                                                  available imagery?




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                              Exporting KML/KMZ
                                                • KML is a form of XML. Very simple language
                                                • KMZ is just a zipped form of KML
                                                • You can export a single feature, groups of
                                                  features, features stored in folders
                                                • Right Click on the feature/folder to export
                                                  and go to Save Place As
                                                • Create a folder, put your point and area into
                                                  it, and export the folder.


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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                      Using Google Earth offline




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                      Using Google Earth offline
                                                     First connect to the internet, launch GE, and clear
                                                        its disk cache:
                                                        tools > options > cache > clear disk cache > OK
                                                     – In GE, make sure that the borders and roads
                                                        layers are switched on; zoom to the affected
                                                        area; and systematically ‘sweep’ it at an
                                                        appropriate level of resolution. As you do this,
                                                        the background imagery is cached to disk.
                                                     – Next time you open your computer, the
                                                        imagery will still show, even if you are offline



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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training       Version 181010
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                                                                           What else?
                                                     • Can download your GPS data and
                                                       convert directly to KMZ
                                                     • Lots of online resources – for instance
                                                       spreadsheet mapper for constructing
                                                       KMZ from x,y data
                                                     • Network links to hurricane tracks,
                                                       weather layers




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      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010
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                                                                 Session Objectives
                                                • Get to know the Google Earth Tool
                                                • Learn about KML and KMZ files to
                                                  show information on your activities
                                                • Making your own information for
                                                  sharing
                                                • Export KML/Z
                                                • Cache for offline use

      International Federation
      of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies   IFRC Shelter Information Management Training   Version 181010

				
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